Only The Strong Survive

Years ago soul singer Jerry Butler had a hit with a tune called, “Only The Strong Survive.”

Sometimes there’s a lot of wisdom in the words of a song, and I think that’s the case with this one. If you want to survive in this life, you’ve got to be strong.

Life is not easy. Have you noticed that you never seem to have any extended period of time in your life when you don’t face challenges? Whether it’s on the job, with our children, when there are more bills than money, the challenges seem to just keep on coming. Sometimes it’s a challenge just to get out of bed in the morning!

But, as with everything else in life, God has already provided what His people need to overcome the challenges of life:

BibleColossians 1:11 (NKJV) strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;

This is a great promise for those who put their trust in Christ – God Himself will strengthen us according to His own glorious power! You literally cannot get any stronger than that!

Yes, only the strong survive. But anyone who puts his or her trust in Christ will never have to wonder if they will have the strength to survive. When you are strengthened with the mighty power of God Himself, you’ll not only survive, but thrive!


Ron Franklin

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