Drained, depleted and worn out from dealing with day to day events has somehow become common place among the church. What do we do about it? Well you don’t just lay down and give in, you go where you can “regain your strength”!
Joshua 14:10-12 (KJV)
10And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old.11As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.
12Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.
Imagine how defeated some of the Hebrews felt after losing the only leader they really knew in Moses. Now they are facing a strange land with a leader and they don’t know what to expect. Now they hear about giants. How will they regain the strength to go on and complete the assignment that was set before Moses now that he’s gone.
Joshua has no doubt that the Lord will give him what he needs to not only complete but to defeat any opposition he may face. If you continue on and read the entire story you’ll see that his faith was all the motivation he needed to continue. Now only did he defeat the enemy but he inspired the others to continue.
Sometimes our weaknesses are witnessed so that God can the get the attention of those around us when he miraculously replenishes us and equips us to be victorious in all we do in his name.If you want to regain your strength, pick up your bible and fill yourself with the empowering word of God!