May Jesus assure you that as you follow Him—
You will never meet a fear He cannot conquer;
You will never face an enemy He cannot defeat;
You will never enter a battle He cannot win;
You will never have a need He cannot meet;
You will never face a temptation He cannot overcome;
You will never have a burden He cannot lift;
You will never face a problem He cannot solve;
You will never have a bondage He cannot break;
You will never have a moment when He does not care;
You will never have a time when He is not there.
"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 AMP
~Roy Lessin, Co-Founder of Dayspring
What a great reminder that we are not alone, and don't have to 'do it all' in our own strength. In fact, God doesn't want us to! He wants us to depend on Him. Imagine the life we could have if we would simply let go and allow His strength to 'infuse' us!
And take a look at the definition of assurance:
1. a positive declaration intended to give confidence
2. promise or pledge; guaranty; surety
3. full confidence; freedom from doubt; certainty
4. freedom from timidity; self-confidence; belief in one's abilities
5. presumptuous boldness
WOW. God can give me all of this! He declares promises to take care of me and my needs if I call on Him. And if I will trust with a certainty and surety of who He is, He can instill a confidence in me that I could never muster on my own. This, in turn, can release my timidity, and then allow me the freedom of 'presumptuous boldness' to serve Him and live the life He's called me to! Oh, what BLESSED ASSURANCE!