How to Be Strengthened
My soul melts from heaviness; strengthen me according to Your word. Psalm 119:28
For defendants, the rule of law makes all the difference. They will be judged according to the law—not according to opinion or vengeance. The law contains provisions and protections, and defendants will be tried and sentenced, or set free, according to the law—that is, based on the provisions written into the law.
That is a helpful way to think about the psalmist’s words in Psalm 119:28: “strengthen me according to Your word.” The Word of God contains provisions and protections for the one who lives by it. The Bible tells us what is true about God—the provisions He has made for our well-being and the protection He offers those who dwell in Christ. Therefore, when we face times of weakness in life, we can be strengthened by reminding ourselves of the promises, provisions, and protections found in His Word (2 Peter 1:4). Like the psalmist, we can be strengthened according to God’s Word.
If you are feeling weak or discouraged today, open God’s Word to the verses cited in this devotional. Meditate on them and embrace the strength God provides.
The work which His goodness began, the arm of His strength will complete; His promise is Yea and Amen, and never was forfeited yet. Augustus M. Toplady
Strength – Bible Promises Spoken