Who is the Strong One?

Michael Beck

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)

In whom or what is your hope? Are you believing the false message of this world: “Believe in yourself”? Is your confidence in yourself or in some other person or institution? What gives you courage to face an uncertain future?

Jesus is mankind’s only hope. If He gives us hinds’ feet, we can climb any mountain. If He upholds us, we can walk any tightrope. If He strengthens us, we can bear any burden. If He sustains us, we can weather any wilderness. Apart from Him, we eventually buckle, faint and fall.

Above all, Christ is our hope of goodness and glory. Through His grace, we can be all that God wants us to be. Whether we are a smashing success in the eyes of men, or a colossal failure, does not matter. What God would have us do, day in and day out, is the measure of true success. And through His Son, the Father has given us all we need to walk and please Him. Because He lives in us, and we live in Him, we can face today and tomorrow with a bold confidence! You don’t have to be the strong one, if Jesus is.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.