It was one of the first verses I committed to memory as a child, because it gave me an instant dose of strength and courage when I felt afraid.
And I’ve always been an anxious person.
When the ‘mountains’ of school and relationships and life issues seemed insurmountable, I clung to these words.
The idea of my strength coming from a force greater and more powerful than me was emboldening… and the thought that there was nothing I could not overcome was liberating.
Today, I still hold onto these words.
They remind me I’m not alone in this world.
I have a Heavenly Father; a Saviour; and a Best Friend who offers me his strength and courage day in and day out.
And while I still get scared sometimes, I’m reassured that there’s nothing we can’t handle together. Nothing my God cannot do, if he so desires to do it.
Yes, it’s true: I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
And so can you.