One of Satan's favorite strategies is making you feel incapable of accomplishing anything worthwhile. He'll remind you of your past mistakes so that even when you do make an effort, your fear of failure will sabotage you. This is commonly referred to as 'Failure Syndrome." Satan wants you to feel so bad about yourself that you'll have no confidence at all. But the fact is you don't need confidence in yourself—you need confidence in the God who lives within you! Without that, you're like a plane without fuel sitting on the runway; you look good but you've no power. Hear this: Through Christ you have the power to do what you never could on your own. Once you learn this truth, anytime the Devil tells you, "You can't do anything right," your response will be, "Maybe not, but Jesus in me can; and He will because I'm relying on Him and not myself. His Word says I'll succeed in everything I put my hand to" (see Joshua 1:7). When the Enemy says to you: "You're not able to do this, so don't even try! You'll fail again like you did in the past," your response should be: "It's true; without Jesus I'm not able to do a single thing. But with Him, and in Him, I can do all I need to do." Read these words, get them down into your heart and stand on them today: "I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]." The word for you today is: You can do it!
"And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure." (Isaiah 33:6)
What a faithful God we serve! By His tender love for us, our incredible salvation is our strength and firm stability. His wealth of infinite wisdom and perfect knowledge affords us the privilege of trusting in God throughout our lives. Surely we worship an awesome and great Lord!
Week #36 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 10-12
Monday: (History) 1 Chronicles 20-24
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 105-107
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 22
Thursday: (Prophecy) Joel
Friday: (Gospels) John 13-15
Saturday: (Letters) 2 Timothy 3-4