Joyce Meyer - You Are Stronger Than You Think
Well, thank you for joining us today on "Enjoying Everyday Life". You know, I don't know what you might be dealing with, but I'm sure that there's a lot of people watching, as well as people here in the studio with me, that you don't have a lot of difficult challenging things going on in your life right now.
And when we're going through challenges, one of the things that the devil loves to tell us, one of the thoughts that he likes to keep putting in our head over and over is, "I can't do this. It's just too much for me. It's too hard. I can't do this. I can't take it".
And today, I just want to tell you that you are stronger than you think you are. I'm gonna say that a good number of times so I want you to let that get down on the inside of you.
The enemy wants us to think that we're weak, that we can't do it, it's too much for us, it's overwhelming, it's too hard but the truth is is that if you think strong, you'll be strong and if you think weak, you're gonna be weak.
And so, there's obviously a lot of things that we cannot do. I would say most of the problems that any of us have, we're not up for it, especially if it's a longstanding problem.
You know, it's one thing to have a short term problem, it's another thing to have a longterm problem that you pray about, and pray about, and you pray about, and you just don't seem to see much of a change.
It's also difficult when you have a problem and you stand strong, and you see God's deliverance, and then you get to breathe easy for about a day and then here comes another one, and then another one, and another one.
And I'm particularly fond of what the Bible says that Jesus said in Luke chapter 4 when He was taken out by the enemy into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil 40 days and 40 nights. It finally gets around to saying, "And when the devil had ended his complete cycle of temptation, he went away to wait for a more opportune time". So, it seems like there's times when he doesn't just attack once, but he'll attack over and over and over and over.
Like just this past weekend, we did a conference that we were just remarking before we started doing the show here. How many different things we had in that one conference that were problem type situations, equipment that didn't work, just all kinds of different situations.
And so, I just want to tell you that if you're going through something really difficult right now, you've been having to stand strong for a long time and you just got this thinking, "I can't do it. It's too much".
You're just the person that I'm speaking to today because God wants you to know and He wants you to begin to think, "I can do whatever I need to do through Christ who is my strength, and I am stronger than I think I am".