You Can Be Strong

Strength is derived from Spirit not from matter—from God, divine Mind, and not from muscles. This thought is proclaimed by Christian Science, and to many it may seem strange, even revolutionary—though it was known and proved and frequently declared by the patriarchs and prophets of ancient times. The words of the Bible remain to encourage us today. "The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places." Hab. 3:19; "Thou hast strengthened the weak hands.... And thou hast strengthened the feeble knees." Job 4:3, 4;

The feet, the hands, the knees (and elsewhere in the Bible are included the heart, the arms, and life itself)—God is attributed with power to strengthen them all, and for all. Everyone is invited to test this declaration by turning to God, omnipotent Spirit. "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength," we read in Isaiah. "They shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isa. 40:31; And over the centuries many have done so and rejoiced in the strength that has flowed to them in times of need, enabling them to accomplish what to mortal sense might have seemed impossible.

October 31, 1977

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