I found this post that I wrote a few months ago and had not posted yet.
I have been noticing a word in my Bible reading lately, the word is: strong.
When the world talks about being strong it talks along the theme of, "depend on yourself" or being "self reliant." But when God tells us to be strong, we are to be strong through His strength.
In 2 Chronicles 15:7 it says this: "But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!"
Later on in 2 Chronicles 16:9, "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him."
"My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God."
"Then you will prosper, if you take care to fulfill the statutes and judgements with which the Lord charged Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage; do not fear nor be dismayed."
1 Chronicles 22:13