A Reflection On The Importance Of Trusting In God's Strength Rather Than One's Own
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A Reflection On The Importance Of Trusting In God’s Strength Rather Than One’s Own


You may be going through a tough time right now. You may feel like you can’t handle everything yourself. You may be tempted to rely on your own strength to get you through this. But I want to encourage you to trust in God’s strength instead.

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Understanding God’s Strength

When you understand God’s strength, you don’t need to put all your trust in your own. It’s often difficult to rely on our own strength, especially when things get tough. We tend to forget that we’re human and we make mistakes.

But when you have faith in God and His strength, you can face anything that comes your way. You know that you’re not alone and that God is always with you. You don’t have to worry about the future because you know that God has a plan for you.

When you trust in God’s strength, you’re able to handle anything that comes your way. You’re more confident and resilient, and you know that you can overcome any obstacle. You have faith that God will guide you through life’s challenges, and you’re willing to follow His plan for your life.

Our Limitations & the Need to Rely on God

You might be feeling weak right now like you can’t do this by yourself. You’re tired and you just want to give up. But I want you to know that you are not alone. We all have our limitations, and that’s why we need to rely on God’s strength rather than our own.

Only He can give us the strength to carry on. He is with us every step of the way, and He will never leave us or forsake us. When we trust in Him, He will fulfill His promises and help us overcome any obstacle in our way.

God’s Strength Is More Than What We Can Imagine

God’s strength is more than what we can imagine. It’s more than just being able to lift a car off of someone or doing something amazing that we could never do on our own. It’s His strength that helps us get through the tough times, the times when we don’t think we can go on.

It’s during those tough times that we need to remember to trust in God’s strength. We need to remember that we’re not alone, no matter how lonely or dark things may seem. We need to remember that God is with us, and He will help us get through whatever we’re going through.

So when you’re feeling down, when you don’t think you can go on any longer, remember that God’s strength is more than enough for you. Lean on Him, and He will carry you through.

Ignoring the Urges to Rely on Our Own Strength

At times, life can be hard, and we may feel the urge to rely on our own strength and abilities to try to overcome our struggles. But that is the wrong approach. Instead of trying to do everything in our own power, we should always turn to God for strength.

Trusting in God’s strength rather than our own will allow us to experience a whole new level of peace and joy that can only come from Him. In the Bible, it is written: “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (Isaiah 40:29). This clearly shows that when we put our trust in God’s strength rather than in our own, He will provide us with whatever we need to overcome any situation.

When we open ourselves up to God’s love and grace, He will give us a new depth of confidence that not only allows us to tackle life’s challenges but also leaves us feeling truly content with life. We should never forget this!

Examples of Trusting in God’s Strength

When it comes to trusting in God’s strength rather than one’s own, examples can be seen throughout the scriptures. Consider the story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17. David had faith that with God on his side, he could face the giant and conquer him. He put all of his trust in God and put his own strength aside. Despite being up against a seemingly insurmountable foe, David was able to conquer him with just a single stone from his slingshot.

This is just one example of many that demonstrate the importance of trusting in God’s strength rather than one’s own. When you are faced with challenges, put your trust in Him and focus on the path He has laid out for you. He will provide you with the strength and courage to face any obstacle that may be standing in your way.

Practical Applications of Relying on God’s Strength

Every day we are faced with situations and circumstances that require us to make decisions and use our strength to carry on. As hard as it is, it’s important to remember that relying on our own strength alone is not the answer. It’s only when we can rely on God’s strength that we can truly get through anything.

Having faith in God’s strength brings us a sense of peace, knowing that our faith will be rewarded and strengthened in ways beyond what we could do for ourselves. It helps us look beyond our own weaknesses and limitations, finding new sources of strength when needed. Practically speaking, this means being patient when it comes to difficult situations and challenges, and trusting in the process. It means not giving up in the face of adversity and finding creative solutions where there was once hopelessness. It also means learning to forgive ourselves and others when mistakes are made along the way.


When you’re feeling down and out, it can be tough to remember that you’re not in this alone. God is always with you, and He is waiting to help you through your tough times. Remember to trust in His strength, and you will get through anything life throws your way.

Pastor Duke Taber
Pastor Duke Taber

Pastor Duke Taber

All articles have been written or reviewed by Pastor Duke Taber.
Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of Life Pacific University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988.
Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world.
He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center, a Non-Denominational Spirit Filled Christian church in Mesquite Nevada.