In 2 Chronicles 15:7 we read, “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” Over and over in scripture we see godly men and women praying to God for strength. And over and over we see the faithfulness of the Lord to grant that strength. I think of Joshua where, in Joshua chapter 1, he is challenged to be strong and courageous. In fact, he leans into God and displays that very same strength and courage granted to Him by God.

Today we are all presented with many challenges. These challenges could be related to our finances, jobs, family concerns, emotional hurts, relational issues or even spiritual questions. Challenges come in many different shapes and sizes – as we all know too well. Our hope, though, is in the Lord. He will give us the strength to not give up and to power through. If we do not give up, we can overcome. I’m not sure there is a prayer we need to pray more. Join me today in this prayer, “God give me strength to persevere and keep working and grinding and moving forward for your glory.” I believe He will answer us and help us grow and overcome whatever apparent obstacles are in our path. I’m praying strength for you…and for me.