Have you noticed the number of comic book hero movies that have come out lately? Batman, Spiderman, the Hulk, Iron Man, The Green Lantern, X-Men, Thor, and most recently Captain America: all of them normal people until ‘supernatural strength’ fell upon them. Movies tend to follow a trend in culture, so what is the message with these movies? Could it be that people are searching for ways to cope with all the busyness of life? Could it be they don’t feel like they are handling life well on their own and are seeking ‘supernatural strength’ to manage?
I think we all have thought, at one time or another, how nice it would be to have supernatural strength. To get ALL the things done on your 'To-Do' list and not even be tired. To work all day, come home, cook dinner, do homework with the kids, and still have energy to spare. To be at ALL the events for your children, even the ones scheduled at the same time. To get ALL the house cleaned in record time. To have a brain that would instantly recall the information you need at the exact moment you need it instead of two hours later.
I think it’s so wise of our God to leave us feeling inadequate and not strong enough to handle all of life’s situations. If we could handle it all, if we could be all things to all people, we would not need a God who can and is all things to all people. It is through our daily dependence on Him that we receive the exact amount of strength we will need to handle our day. King David understood this so well. I think that’s why God called him ‘a man after His own heart.’ David knew He could do nothing without God’s strength. He couldn’t rule, he couldn't fight battles, he couldn’t live without daily strength from God. In 2 Samuel 22:33, David writes, “It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.” He says these exact words again in a Psalm 18:2. David knew the source of his strength.
How about you? As we enter into the busiest season of the year, are you on your knees daily asking for God’s strength? Are you feeding your soul daily through prayer and time in His Word? If you are not, sweet sister, you are missing out on the joy and the peace that come from daily dependence on the true source of supernatural strength, your Heavenly Father who loves you so much.
Psalm 84:7, Psalm 118:14, 1 Chronicles 29:12, 2 Samuel 22:33, 2 Samuel 22:40, Psalm 84:5, Isaiah 40:29, Proverbs 31:25, Psalm 18:32, Psalm 18:39, Psalm 28:8, Psalm 29:11, Psalm 73:26