Mr. Standfast

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

July 12, 2004

Mighty in Spirit

Keeping on with the theme of my recent post, Perspective, here's a relevant and inspiring quote. It's from an article called "Mighty in Spirit" (found linked at Creative Christianity), from Charles Stanley's In Touch Ministries:
In your own life, you may find yourself feeling disappointed, depressed, desperate, disheartened, disillusioned, or even feeling as if parts of you are dead. Your valley of dry bones may represent a great loss: a failed relationship, an illness that consumes you, or a circumstance which is beyond your control. Trials will come throughout your life which seem impossible to overcome. But Jesus said, "In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).

There is life in the valley. The same God who breathed life into the old, dry bones, sustains you today. He is able to infuse you with new life and hope. He is able to make a new creation out of you and restore your hopes and dreams. He is able to take your valleys of pain and defeat and fill them with victory. To be mighty in spirit is not to live a perfect, trial-free life. It is to face your trials with the knowledge that the Lord is mighty to save and able to bring life where there was only death. He works in miraculous ways for each of His children.



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