Read: Deuteronomy 33:24-29
As your days, so shall your strength be. (v. 25)
One of the great differences between living out faith and trying to find life outside of God lies in this little word enough. One of God’s greatest promises is enough for today—daily bread and daily strength even in the hardest of times. “As your days, so shall your strength be,” he promises. We often don’t get more, we surely won’t get less, but we will get enough.
In a sermon preached in 1858, Charles Spurgeon made this observation about Deuteronomy 33:25: “We do not love nights, but we do love stars; we do not love weakness, but we do bless God for the promise that is to sustain us in our weakness, we do not admire winter, but we do admire the glittering snow; we must shudder at our own trembling weakness, but we still do bless God that we are weak because it makes room for the display of his own invincible strength in fulfilling such a promise as this.”
Trusting God doesn’t come when we have everything we could possibly want. It comes as distractions are removed, as strength is tested, as we wonder and pray about where the money is going to come from, what will happen to the prodigal child, how the disease process will end, or how our cultural conflict will be resolved.
Faith can flow into the equation when we give God control of what is enough, and there is freedom in trusting that for as many days as we get, God will provide strength. —Amy Clemens
As you pray, bless God for enough: strength and provision for each day.
About the Author
With a bachelors in journalism from Texas Tech University and a masters from Western Theological Seminary, Amy Clemens enjoys all things writing, particularly about the life of faith. She is blessed with a family that includes husband Fred, five children, and five grandchildren.
Amy has just published her first book, "Walking When You'd Rather Fly: Meditations on Faith After the Fall," which weaves her journey from childhood abuse toward healing and spiritual growth with a practical theology for the big story of God. You can find out more about the book and author at walkingwhenyoudratherfly.com.