Sunday, August 11, 2019

Strength - But From Where?

Last night, one of the things I did with a man in session was to identify with his problem.

I said to him after sharing my story, “I’ve been there too. But I’ve discovered a complete answer to my failure and weakness. And I’d like to share with you that strength that I found.”

Whatever we’re struggling with, we need strength. But from where do you get it?

The answer is, it has little to do with your own strength. Your own human power. Your own self-will.

The strength operates from a supernatural or nonhuman source, which is from Christ. Your personal relationship with and life in Him gives you all the strength you need.

As the Apostle Paul put it, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

The field of psychology  can be helpful. It can give you practical recommendations to overcome your hurting heart. In some ways, it’s right on how to build your strength within.

Psychology has a point - up to a point. With its incompleteness, you remain stuck in your weakness. With it alone, you remain lost in the maze of your personal history.

Though we can learn or pick up some truths from Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Irvin Yalom, or Jeffrey Kottler, see that God has an ultimate truth to offer that secular psychology or the whole mental health field leaves out: the application of redemptive, all-powerful strength.

“There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man which cannot be satisfied by any created thing but only by God the Creator made known through Jesus Christ,” explains noted mathematician and scientist Blaise Pascal.

Fill that vacuum from the True Source and you get unlimited supply of strength.

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