Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– December 22
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“I will make you strong.”
God has many resources with which to make others strong. He is able to do anything He pleases, and He Himself is the Dispenser of strength. Until you can drain dry the ocean of its power, until you can crush the towering mountains into pieces, you have no need to fear. Don’t ever think that the strength of man will be able to overcome the power of God! As long as the earth continues to be held together you have enough reason to remain firm in your faith. The same God who directs the earth in its orbit, who feeds the burning furnace of the sun and trims the lamps of heaven—this God has promised to supply you with daily strength.
While He is able to uphold the universe, do you dream that He is somehow unable to fulfill His own promises. Remember what He did with previous generations. Remember how He spoke and it was done; how He commanded, and it stood fast. Will He suddenly now grow weary? He hangs the world upon nothing but His own power; will He be unable to support His children? Will He be unfaithful to His word for lack of power? Isn’t He the One who restrains the storms—who rides upon the wings of the wind, and makes the clouds His chariots and holds the ocean in the hollow of His hand? If so, then how can He fail you? When He has put such a faithful promise as this on record, will you for a moment indulge the thought that He has out-promised Himself and gone beyond His power to fulfill? No way! Let your doubting come to an end! [M&E]