In the Strength You Have

Judges 6:14: “The LORD turned to him and said, ‘Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?’”

I froze when I went up north for a week. On the flight home, my right ear made crackling sounds three times. I got sick and lost my voice.

For several days I prayed God would heal me. I reminded him about my speaking engagements the following week. I would need a voice.

Then I read this passage from the Bible. I sensed God say, “Go in the strength you have, Yvonne. Am I not sending you?”

In faith, I packed my suitcase and practiced my presentation silently. My voice finally returned.

We all face challenges and disappointments. However, God still wants us to accomplish his mission for us on earth.

God doesn’t expect us to work miracles. That’s his job. He simply tells us to go in the strength we have. He sends us, and he will do the rest.

Dear God, help me go in the strength I have. Amen.

Application:  Where is God sending you this week?

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Copyright 2010-2012, Yvonne Ortega, LPC, LSATP, CCDVC

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Yvonne is a Speaker, Author, Counselor, Cancer Survivor and
serves on the Board of Directors of Christians in Recovery.

She is the author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.

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