Remember the other day when we spoke about strength in the post “When We Are Weak, He Is Strong: A Biblical perspective”? We need to close out 2023 strong as we hit the last Friday of the year. Do you need some strength in order to make it happen? Let’s make sure we turn to our source and allow Him to work in and through us.
Scriptures to help us when we are needing some strength:
Philippians 4:13 (NIV): God gives us strength
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
Trust in God’s strength to overcome challenges and finish the year with determination.
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV): God renews our strength
“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Find renewed strength and endurance by placing your hope and trust in the Lord.
Psalm 18:32 (NIV): God arms us with strength
“It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.”
Rely on God for strength and guidance as you navigate the challenges of finishing the year.
Joshua 1:9 (NIV):
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Be courageous and face the remaining days of the year with confidence, knowing that God is with you.
Psalm 28:7 (NIV): God is our strength
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”
Lean on the Lord as your strength and take joy in praising Him, even in challenging times.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV):
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
Recognize that God’s grace is sufficient, and His power is made perfect in your weakness. Allow His strength to shine through your challenges.
Ephesians 3:16 (NIV):
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.”
Seek God’s strength through prayer and allow His Spirit to empower you from within.
Colossians 1:11 (NIV):
“being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.”
Tap into God’s power for endurance and patience as you navigate the final days of the year.
Psalm 31:24 (NIV):
“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”
Take heart and find strength in your hope and trust in the Lord as you approach the end of the year.
1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV):
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
Stand firm in your faith, be courageous, and draw strength from God to finish the year strong.
Therefore, let’s be the dads who turn to God when we feel weary or that we have no might! Additionally, let’s be the dads who cry out to God because He gives strength to the weary. Finally, let’s be the dads who cry out to God because He increases power to him who has no might.
How can we apply today’s verse of the day to being the dads our wives and kids need us to be? What can we take from it to live our lives in a way that will bring God the praise, honor, and glory?
Applications of Isaiah 40:29 to help us live up to the calling of God to be the dads our wives, kids, and world need by living in ways that will bring God the praise, honor, and glory:
- Dependence on God: Acknowledge your reliance on God in all aspects of fatherhood. Seek Him in prayer and trust in His guidance.
- Humility in Weakness: Embrace moments of weakness as opportunities for God’s grace to manifest. Be humble, recognizing that your true fortitude comes from Him.
- Teaching through Example: Demonstrate reliance on God in your daily life. Show your children the importance of turning to God when faced with challenges.
- Encouraging Perseverance: Teach your children the value of perseverance by drawing on God’s support. Share with them how trusting in God can help them endure difficulties.
- Modeling Endurance: Exhibit endurance in your own life, grounded in your faith. Show your family that you can withstand challenges with trust in Him.
- Expressing Gratitude: Regularly express gratitude for God’s provision. Share with your family the blessings and victories that come from relying on Him.
- Seeking God’s Guidance: Seek God’s guidance in decision-making. Show your children the importance of consulting God for wisdom and support in every aspect of life.
- Promoting Unity: Foster a sense of unity in your family by praying together and relying on God collectively. Let the support from God bind your family together.
- Creating a Positive Environment: Use God’s grace to cultivate a positive and uplifting environment at home. Be a source of encouragement and hope for your family.
- Leading with Love: Love your family with the compassion that comes from God. Reflect His love in your actions, words, and attitudes toward your wife and children.