2 Corinthians 1:9
“Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” 
God desires me to rely on Him. At times in life He will allow me to face impossible circumstances, so that I will be reminded to lean on His strength. His intention is not to crush me or destroy me, but rather to teach me the true magnitude of His strength and power. 
I must choose to rely on God. The inescapable truth is that I must rely on God, so why fight it and pretend that I can make it through on my own strength?
This week, I need to decide daily to rely on Him. Through every circumstance and every decision, He must be my first reaction- not my last resort. 
God, thank you for loving me. Thank you for being my source of strength, when my own strength runs out. Teach me daily to rely on You, and thank you for being the Savior who conquered death! 

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