When you believe in Jesus, you get God’s strength for daily living.

I used to think this wasn’t a big deal. But I’ve realized that for most people the number one problem in life isn’t worry or fear or guilt or bitterness. Their number one problem is weariness.

I talk to people all the time who say, “I’m just so tired all the time. I can’t get it all done. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

The reason why we are tired all the time is we have a power shortage. And the reason we have a power shortage is because we are not plugged in to God’s power. We are trying to live your life on our power alone.

There’s no way you can fulfill your purpose in life without being plugged in to God’s power. A toaster unplugged is worthless. A blender unplugged is worthless. A vacuum cleaner has no purpose if it’s not plugged in to the power source.

Isaiah 40:29 says, “God gives power to those who are tired and worn out, and he offers strength to the weak”.

You need God’s power in more ways than you realize. Paul says it like this: “I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me” (Philippians 4:13).

This is not positive mental attitude. This is not self-help psychology. This is not pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps thinking. No. This is supernatural power.

What are the “all conditions”?

The power to handle loneliness when you’re lonely.
The power to handle stress when you’re under pressure.
The power to handle guilt and fear and boredom and bitterness and rejection.
The power to handle financial disaster.
The power to handle health crises.

The power to handle a relational predicament.

Where does that power come from? It comes from God — It comes from our relationship with Jesus Christ!

Do not miss our services this weekend at Bethlehem!  Beginning Friday night at 7PM…God has hope and healing available to YOU!

If you need prayer, please email Tammy and me.

Pastor Dickie and Tammy

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