God Can

Author: Bethany Acker — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: September 10, 2022

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
God Can

I can’t. But God can. I am weak. But God is strong. I am afraid. But He can
make me brave. I can’t do it alone. But I don’t have to be alone. In my
darkness, God is my light. In my pain, He gives healing. I love the verse
in Isaiah that says if we hope in the Lord, we will soar on wings like
eagles. We will not grow weary or be faint. God will give us strength.
Sometimes, we need to be weak so that we can see God’s strength. Sometimes,
we need to fall down so that we can remember how good it feels to be lifted
and held by Him. I can’t do all the things I want to do. In many ways, I
don’t have the ability to change my circumstances or make my life turn out
how I want. I don’t have the strength to do big things. Not on my own. I
can’t do a lot of things. But God can. When I feel weak, He invites me to
turn to Him. When I feel alone, His Holy Spirit reminds me that I am never
alone. Jesus came to be Immanuel, which means “God with us” (Matthew 1:23),
and He died and rose again so that everyone who puts their trust in Him
could become part of God’s family—including me. My God is always with me,
looking out for me, giving me healing, and being the light in my darkest
moments. I can’t, but God can do all things. • Bethany Acker • Do you ever
feel overwhelmed by the things you can’t do? How can times of weakness help
us grow closer to God? (Take a look at 2 Corinthians 12:9.) • Sometimes,
life feels like it’s just too much. Yet, through Jesus, God gives us
comfort and the strength to do what He calls us to do. One of the ways God
helps us is through Christian community. Who are trusted Christians in your
life who you can be honest with when you are struggling? But those who hope
in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah
40:31 (NIV)


Read Verses:

John 1:5; Isaiah 40:26-Isaiah 40:31