“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13)
The Bible says, “Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring” (Proverbs 27:1). The truth is, when you wake up every morning you have no idea what will happen to you that day. You hope for a trouble-free day where your expectations and wishes will be fulfilled — but you know from experience this isn’t always the case.
We live in a real world with real problems. Your enemy the devil is real, and he works in every possible way to bring discouragement, fear, and failure. Knowing this, the psalmist wrote: “If you make the Lord your refuge … no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go … The Lord says, ‘I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation'” (Psalm 91:9-16).
No matter what comes your way, you must trust that when it arrives God will give you the grace to handle it. Remember, Satan loves to attack those who are in line for God’s blessing. That’s why Paul wrote, “I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me.” Inner strength is better than outer strength. Why? Because as long as you remain strong inwardly, you can handle anything that comes against you outwardly and keep moving forward. So today — be ready.
Heavenly Father, I am ready for today because I know You are in me — who can stand against us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.