Happy New Year! I told someone last night, "I can't wait for Christmas!"--Boy! I'm fortunate to still be alive after that statement! But starting out this New Year, I found a wonderful promise from [Isaiah 41:10], tucked away in the middle of the verse, that says simply but powerfully, "..I will strengthen you.." Is there anything impossible with the "only God" who could speak this world into existence? The Sun has never quit shining, Morning and evening are still on time, the Ocean Tides are still predictable. Think about it, The World hangs on Nothing. Did you know that the Earth weighs -34,170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 lbs.? (I had a hard time getting my bathroom scales under it, and almost fell off.) I don't even know how to say that weight in words! Can God be unfaithful to keep this promise for a want of power? When God's Word upholds this tremendous Earth, and keeps it in Orbit, how can we imagine that He has "out-promised" Himself or that in this promise, that "He will strengthen you," that He has gone beyond His power to fulfill it!? He hasn't even begun to tap into His reservoir of help and mercy grace and power to Strengthen all of those who will call on Him! "My God is more than enough! He will supply all your needs! He is my El Shaddai, He always looks after me! Jehovah Jireh, you are my God!!" "..I will strengthen you"