I can’t tell you how many times I repeated this verse to myself. Philippians 4:13, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” The only place we can find strength is in the Lord. There are many hurdles in life, but God is there to give the strength we need to LEAP OVER them. I love that Proverbs 18:10 says, “I can run to the Lord and be safe.”
Don’t you love that we are safe with God. He is always there to catch us when we fall. He’s there to give us the strength when we don’t think we can bear another moment. He’s there to ever push us forward and remind us that it’s not enough to just finish. We want to finish our race well for the Lord. We want to run with reckless abandonment to God’s open arms and find security in Him alone.
To tell you the truth…I love the “you are safe” part this verse tells me to run… to Run… TO RUN! I have the ability to run to God!!
He gives us the strength to move forward. He wants us to realize that we can’t do anything on our own. We do not have what it takes to survive without God. He wants us to come running to the grace that saved us… to the love that set us free. He wants us to run to the promises found in His Word. He wants us to come with all our garbage and lay it down at His feet (the only place where our garbage is safe).
God does not ridicule us for not have everything perfect in life. He never gets fed up with us! He never stops loving us! He never stops being a strong tower that we can run to! He is God and He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for each and every one of us, so that we can experience true life. I have a relationship with my Father because Jesus laid down His life for my sins. I no longer have to shed my blood or the sacrifice of an animal to please God. Jesus took my place and yours! He laid down His life. He made it possible for us to have the freedom to run to God.