Top 5 Scriptures to Strengthen You

By Adele M. Gill http://theinspirationcafeblog.net/top-5-scriptures-to-strengthen-you/  Strength. The world tells us, in the spirit of survival of the fittest, that we need to depend on our own strength and avoid any possible signs of weakness at all costs. Conversely, the Bible tells us there is strength in weakness, and weakness in strength. These two perspectives are in direct opposition to each other, but speak volumes to us about how different God’s path is than the world’s way.   Sure, we all try at times to ‘do it alone,’ but the truth is that when God is at the helm, we are able to do infinitely more than when we are left to our own devices. It is vitally important to keep Jesus at the helm of our lives, as He is the very definition of love, the sole source of perfection and He is our strength. Other than Jesus, no one is perfect and able to love with complete abandon. Without Him, many find that ther’khaiop]\e are significant limits to what can we do on our own.   Over time, when we depend on our own strength, we often meet the proverbial wall where we are often disappointed by our own inadequacies. However, there is only so much we can do on our own before life becomes a “God job.” That is, a time where our humanness is not enogh to meet the challenges at hand. Weakened by infirmity, disability, addiction, financial issues, depression and mental illness, job challenges or loss, our own personal failure, relationships gone awry, even our best laid plans can become derailed due to our human...