But for me, it is good to be near God.” (Psalm 73:28a TLV).

At Sukkot, we celebrate not only God’s presence with the Israelites in the wilderness, but also his presence with us today as His Holy Spirit dwells in all who have professed faith in Messiah Yeshua.

Have you ever been in the middle of a task and hit the limit of your strength? Perhaps it was while running a marathon. Or it could have been that last lap on the treadmill, when everything in you wanted to quit. Or it may have been moving day, when you didn’t think you could lift one more box, but the contents of two rooms still needed to go into the truck. Do you remember a day when your whole family was sick and depending on you for care, just as you started feeling symptoms of the same virus?

These are the times when we desperately need God to strengthen us. We cry out to Him who is always with us and who holds all the power of the universe in His hand. God’s constant, faithful presence means that His strength is always available to us for accomplishing tasks beyond our own abilities.

The gift of God’s presence includes the power of God’s strength. Call on Him today, and remember that He is always ready to strengthen you for whatever you face.

He gives strength to the weary, and to one without vigor He adds might” (Isaiah 40:29 TLV).

I can do all things through Messiah who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13 TLV).

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