Because He Has Promised

Fall TreesI can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:13

There have been too many times
in my life when I thought I could do “it”
– whatever “it” was at the time –
all on my own.

And yet I know
anything I am able to do
comes from placing
the outcome in God’s hands.

My blessings abound.
My courage is like a mantle when I need it.
My gifts are abundant,
all because of God’s generosity and strength.

Without Him I am nothing.
With Him I am able.
I can do all things for which he has prepared me,
not because of anything I am capable of doing.

But because he has promised
to be with me in all times and places.
I am grateful.
He makes all the difference in my world.