Jude 1:24 Now to Him Who is able to keep you without stumbling or slipping or falling, and to present [you] unblemished (blameless and faultless) before the presence of His glory in triumphant joy and exultation [with unspeakable, ecstatic delight]
God is able. He really is.
If this Christian walk was just dependent on me, then I'm doomed.
But the good news is, my relationship, my walk is not about my strength and abilities alone; but His. He is able.
When a man seeks to marry a girl traditionally they ask the father of the bride for permission. One question often the father asks is: are you able to keep my daughter, look after her, provide for her, etc.?
Here we see the answer to this question for us; Christ's future bride. He is able to keep us.
Keep us from falling. Look after us. Provide for us, give us everything we need to make it work and to see us through.
Not just make it through either, but present us gloriously with triumphant ecstatic joy.
I need, you need to change your perspective of God. Change your perspective of His love and ability towards you and me.
God is not dis-abled; but abled. He is not incapable, but capable. He is not a bad father but a good father. He is not wanting to bless everyone else, everyone else that is but you.
This Christian life, this walk is achievable.
You can live as an overcommer. You can live free from habits and addictions. You can live loved and accepted. You can run this race and without falling over. And not just survive, but come through with flying colours: Because He is Able that means I am able and capable and will not stumble or fall. Glory!
Father forgive me for relying on my strength. I renounce the lie that I'm not going to make it. I renounce the lie that You love everyone else more than me.
I announce the truth that I am loved. I announce the truth that You are able and willing to keep, love, and provide for me today and forever in Jesus' name, Amen.
(This is from a preach by Aiden Matthams on the Hope Bus last night.)