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00495 - Determination

In the face of life's many challenges, determination often proves invaluable. The Apostle Paul encapsulates this sentiment in Philippians 4:13 (NIV): "I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” What a brilliant promise.

This verse isn't a magic formula guaranteeing success in all endeavours but a profound acknowledgement that our source of determination and strength lies in our relationship with God. It's the assurance that, regardless of how daunting the circumstance may be, we have an unwavering power source in our Heavenly Father. The trials we face, financial difficulties, health issues, or emotional struggles, become opportunities for our faith to be demonstrated and deepened.

By leaning into our faith, we can navigate life's complexities with a resolve that is not our own but granted by God. This God-given determination enables us to endure and triumph fully, reflecting God's incredible glory in every facet of our lives.


When you face problems, draw on God’s strength and determination.


Lord, help my resolve to face the circumstances of life. Amen.

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