Have you ever had one of those days? You know, the “I-really-don’t-think-I-can-do-this-today,” and “I’d-rather-be-a-wimp-and-stay-in-bed” kind of days?
We all feel weak from time to time, especially when life continues to overwhelm us with new challenges. The wonderful truth is, we don’t have to muster the strength to make it through our day on our own. Instead, we can find the strength of 1,000 men if we draw our strength from God.
The Book of Ezekiel teaches us this very lesson. The name “Ezekiel” literally means “Whom God Strengthens,” and the name certainly was fitting for this prophet! He was carried into captivity at 25 years old, and called to warn his countrymen of further judgment at the ripe old age of 30. God told him that the people would hate him for teaching truth, and that preaching to them would feel like “sitting on scorpions” (Ezekiel 2:6).
But here’s where the book gets exciting. Ezekiel was up to the challenge because God gave him the strength to do it. God told this prophet, “behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads” (Ezekiel 3:8).
Feeling a little wimpy today? Don’t sweat it… take a page out of Ezekiel’s book and let God strengthen you. With His Almighty power coursing through your life, you can tackle your unique set of challenges with the strength of 1,000 men and come out on top!