Inner Strength

It is within yourself that you will find the strength you need.

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. -Helen Keller-

Physical strength can be impressive. Have you ever watched one of those Strong Man Competitions where huge men lift cars, pull buses, and throw large barrels over a wall? Their physical strength is amazing. Even if we are impressed, most of us aren’t very interested in trying to do what they do.

It’s much different with “Inner Strength.” People with inner strength are not only admired by others but they also possess an attribute that most people desire for themselves.

Sometimes in life, things just seem to go from bad to worse. Problems and grief often compound and the difficulties of life can become overwhelming. This is where inner strength shows up. Inner strength comes from the combination of facing the brutal facts of reality yet never losing hope.

People with inner strength also have a strong influence on others Ruth in the Bible had grief and despair and was attracted to the inner strength of Naomi. Ruth gained her strength to keep going from being with Naomi. Their story is in Ruth 1: 1-16. People with inner strength strengthen others.

A positive attitude is essential for having inner strength. However, shallow optimism that fails to acknowledge the difficult and painful reality of life will be more like a flare of hope that quickly burns out.

Gaining inner strength is like building a fire with wet logs. It’s never easy. You must deal with the challenges but stay determined to overcome. Once the fire ignites however, not only will the difficulties begin to fade away, but others will be warmed by your fire.

We have the opportunity to demonstrate inner strength by living out our faith through difficult times. Remember, it’s never easy and you should never attempt the journey with Faith and hope in God without him guiding you. Just like physical strength, you must exercise your inner strength to prepare yourself for the challenges of life that will come your way.

Be disciplined in developing your inner strength through the challenges you face today. By doing so, you will gain greater strength for overcoming hope.

You have Power Over Your Mind, Not Outside Events, Realize This And You Will Find Strength. – Anonymous-

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