The Lord Is My Strength
Posted: Thursday, December 18
Verse of the day:
The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. (Habakkuk 3:19)
Certainly the phrase, “The Lord is my strength”, is a theme of the Bible. Just look at the many other verses on this topic of which there are more.
“The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” Exodus 15:2
It is said of David in 1 Samuel 30:6 that “David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.”
“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” 1 Chronicles 16:11
“The Lord is my strength and my defense, he has become my salvation.” Psalm 118:14
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” Psalm 28:7
“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10
Paul said in 2 Timothy 4:17, “But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.”
When I read Habakkuk 3:19 I immediately thought of Philippians 4:13 which says “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Most other translations say “all things” or “everything” instead of “all this”. Whether it is “doing all things” or “treading on the heights”, we must remember that it is God who gives and will give the strength to do so. The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’ Judges 7:2 It is not in our own strength we reach the heights but in His. Let it not be said of us what was said of the Babylonians. “Then they sweep past like the wind and go on—guilty people, whose own strength is their god.” Habakkuk 1:11 Give glory to God for what He enables you to do through HIS strength. Yes the phrase, “The Lord is my strength” is a theme in the Bible. Make it a theme for your life. The Lord is my strength.