I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]. Philippians 4:13 (AMPC)
When the Word says the Lord is my Shepherd I shall not lack, it means the entire range of my needs and wants is fully covered. I shall not lack anything. I have everything I need and want. I shall not lack strength for the Lord Himself is my strength. Whatever I need, want, or desire, the Lord is exactly that to me.
I don’t have to live weak, beaten down and defeated. I don’t have to cower in fear or collapse in the face of whatever task, challenge, or trouble. There’s almighty strength on standby available to me. It’s not far from me; it’s not outside of me. This reliable strength is Christ Himself in me. This is the very strength of God Himself because the fullness of God dwells in Christ. The Lord is my strength means that He doesn’t just give me strength but He Himself is my strength. I am strong in the Lord, in being in Him. This means I am strengthened in union and fellowship with the Lord. This is what Isaiah implied when he said that those who wait on the Lord renew or exchange their strength. See-Isaiah 40:31.
Those who are in union and communion with the Lord are strengthened. It is through fellowship with the Lord in the Word – reading, studying, hearing, confessing, and meditating on it that I’m strengthened in the Lord. It is when I am communing with the Lord in praise, worship and thanksgiving that I am strengthened in the Lord. Take advantage of this unfailing sure strength that’s available only from the Lord. Get acquainted with the Lord who is your strength. Acknowledge the Lord as your strength. Daily confess that the Lord is my strength. I am strong in the Lord. Confront every task, challenge and trouble with this declaration “I have strength for all things in Christ who empowers me. I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me. I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency