God continues to prove He is the God Who Provides by meeting your need for ministry. Paul’s letter to the Philippians not only outlines the privilege and partnership of ministry; it also lists the provisions made by God.
You can say “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” because Jesus knows your need! Jesus not only knows your need, He also meets them. Jesus knows you need joy, training, and power.
A world broken by sin produces horrible displays of both perversion and injustice. Christians must take the beautiful light of the gospel into dark places. Paul teaches that although life is dark, Jesus satisfies my thinking.
Life does not allow us to choose our struggles. You not only face challenges and struggles but must also do so without instructions, clues, or help. Jesus satisfies every aspect of life, and He additionally gives peace in times of challenge.
Hansel and Gretel relied on breadcrumbs to find their way home. The Christian journey does not operate that way, since we have not yet been to our final destination! Paul reminds us that since Jesus directs our steps we must simply follow the trail.