If we are trusting in our own strength, we have every reason to be apprehensive, anxious and fearful. We can predict or control nothing!
What would give us the ability to be aware of all the facets of any problem and solving it for the highest good for everyone ?
Jesus tells us that of ourselves we can do nothing. To believe that we can – is to put our trust where trust is unwarranted, and to justify fear, anxiety, depression, anger and sorrow. And how could that make us feel safe? Yet how could putting our faith in strength make us feel weak?
God is our safety in every circumstance. His Voice speaks for Him in all situations and in every aspect of all situations, telling us exactly what to do to call upon His strength and His protection.
Let us remember: “God is the strength in which I trust.”
It is obvious that any situation that causes us concern is associated with feelings of inadequacy, for otherwise we would believe that we could deal with the situation successfully.
It is NOT by trusting ourselves that we will gain confidence. Yet the strength of God in us is successful in all things.
The recognition of our own frailty is a necessary step in the correction of our errors, but it is hardly a sufficient one in giving us the confidence which we need, and to which we are entitled.
We must also gain an awareness that confidence in our real strength is fully justified in every respect and in all circumstances.
Jesus tells us to always reach down into our minds to the place of real safety. And that we will recognize that we have reached it when we feel a sense of deep peace, however briefly. Letting go all the trivial things that churn and bubble on the surface of our mind is opening the path to Heaven. Here is perfect peace. Here nothing is impossible. This is where the strength of God abides.
“Remember that peace is your right, because you are giving your trust to the strength of God.”