“I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.”
I’ve often thought about the passage in Philippians that hints at a “superhero” power we all have access to. We’ve got the spirit of Christ in us. That spirit allows us to face down and overcome any and all formidable obstacles in our lives. We may not leap over them in a single bound, but we can get through them until we are safely on the other side.
When we have to slog through hard times in our lives, we would do well to remember that the spirit of Christ lives within us. His spirit gives us the strength we need to keep going. That doesn’t mean that we won’t have feelings about what we’re experiencing, but it does mean that in the end, we will prevail.
It’s a comforting thought to know that Christ’s spirit, His energy, lives within us on a very real molecular level, shaping us, helping us, as we make our way through life.