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7th August 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Strength to Let Go

7th August 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Strength to Let Go

7th August 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Strength to Let Go

Read On this page today Our Daily Bread Devotional 7th August 2022 By Pastor Kenneth Copeland Brought to you by Impacttunes

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TOPIC: Strength to Let Go

TEXT: [The everlasting God] will not grow tired or weary. Isaiah 40:28

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Psalms 72–73, Romans 9:1–15

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Isaiah 40:28–31

MESSAGE FOR THE DAY: 7th August 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Strength to Let Go

Once known as the World’s Strongest Man, American weightlifter Paul Anderson set a world record at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, despite a severe inner-ear infection and a 103-degree fever. Falling behind frontrunners, his only chance for a gold medal was to set a new Olympic record in his last event. His first two attempts failed badly.

So, the burly athlete did what even the weakest among us can do. He called on God for extra strength, letting go of his own. As he later said, “It wasn’t making a bargain. I needed help.” With his final lift, he hoisted 413.5 pounds (187.5 kg) over his head.

7th August 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional

Paul, the apostle of Christ, wrote, “When I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10). Paul was speaking of spiritual strength, but he knew that God’s power was “made perfect in weakness” (v. 9).

As the prophet Isaiah declared, “[The Lord] gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (Isaiah 40:29).

7th August 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Strength to Let Go

What was the path to such strength? Abiding in Jesus. “Apart from me you can do nothing,” He said (John 15:5). As weightlifter Anderson often said, “If the strongest man in the world can’t get through one day without the power of Jesus Christ—where does that leave you?” To find out, we can release our dependence on our own illusive strength, asking God for His strong and prevailing help.

REFLECT & PRAY

When you depend on God’s strength, and not your own, what’s the outcome? How does abiding in Jesus give you strength?

All-powerful God, my life’s burdens feel heavy and overwhelming, but abiding in You gives me Your strength to carry on and overcome.

THE SALVATION PRAYER

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