“Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
Finding strength for your daily walk is imperative if you are going to continue serving the LORD for the rest of your life. Serving God is not easy. Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Serving the LORD can become wearisome to the believer.
Just because you are weak does not mean that you are a bad or a sinful believer. Needing strength for your daily walk simply means that you have been serving the LORD or fighting spiritual battles. Yes, sin can weary you and wear you out, but doing right can also bring you to the point where you need strength. Do you find yourself at the point where you need strength? The Scriptures identify four things the believer must do to get God’s strength for their daily walk.
First, you must wait upon the LORD to get God’s strength. Isaiah 40:31 says, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength…” Waiting upon the LORD is simply serving the LORD. When you go to a restaurant, the waiter or waitress serves you and meets your needs. I know it sounds strange that you find strength through serving, but God says that is where you will find it. You will never find strength for your daily walk through sitting, but strength comes from serving the LORD. The longer you sit, the weaker you will become in your Christian life; however, the more you serve, the more strength Christ will give you.
Second, you gain strength for the daily walk through righteous living. Job 17:9 says, “The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.” Sin has a way of depleting the strength of the believer, but the more you put away sin, the more you will find the strength of the LORD for your daily walk. It is time to search your heart for sin when you find yourself needing strength to serve the LORD. Needing strength does not always mean that sin is robbing you of your strength, but it should be a reminder to search your heart to see if there is sin in your life that is robbing your strength.
Third, you gain strength through prayer. Psalm 138:3 says, “In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.” When you find yourself weary in the trials and battles that you face, the place you should run to gain strength is the prayer closet. Those who walk into the closet of prayer weary and destitute of strength walk out with the strength of the LORD to face life. In your weakest moments of life, prayer is the place where you should run to gain the strength you need. You will find in the closet of prayer is when you get into the yoke with Christ to let His strength carry you through life and its problems.
Fourth, the joy of the LORD is where you find strength. A negative and complaining spirit robs anyone of strength to face their day; however, you will find the strength you need for the day when you look inside and see that the joy of the LORD is your strength. Having the joy of the LORD gives you a positive outlook on life and circumstances. Yes, your problems may continue, but you will find that the LORD gives you joy to continue in your daily walk. The strength to make it through another day is not through quitting or complaining, but it is found in having the joy of the LORD.