Praying for God’s strength.

 Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “Sovereign Lord, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time. – Judges 16:28

Samson had messed up and revealed the source of his strength and was tricked into doing so. His actions cost him his strength and his freedom. His pride led to his downfall. But while in the custody of his enemy, the source of his strength returned and was used to defeat his enemy. He prayed to the LORD to renew him once more. The Lord complied and brought judgment upon the enemy.

Samson may have messed up and rebelled against God, which cost him everything. However, he had lots of time to think about his choices while he turned grain into flour. He realized during his lonely days of turning the grist mill that God hadn’t completely left him and had time to repent of his actions. When the opportunity presented itself, he prayed that God would give him strength to overcome his situation. God did so.

Where are you in your walk with God? Do you need God’s divine intervention in a situation? Have you called on him to empower you to overcome the trial? to endure the hardship? to make it through to freedom? Most people don’t and won’t trust God enough to have Him fight for them and be still long enough to see his salvation! I’ve been there! Trust me. It can be tough at times to be patient enough to allow God to move on our behalf especially when we need something done like yesterday. Trust in him and be patient like Samson. The day of your triumph is on the way.

Father, thank you for being the one who stands with me and fights my battles for me. For without nothing in this life is possible. Samson may have rebelled and disobeyed, but he repented and came back to you. You honored that request and triumphed over his and Israel’s enemy to set your people free once more. May my life be useful to you in any and every way you desire. Strengthen me, LORD, to do your will, not mine. In Jesus’ name, Amen.