Joel 3:10 says, "Let the weak say, 'I am strong!' "
This word "weak" in the original Hebrew is chalash, which means: slack (in body or mind); lies prostrate; overwhelmed; weakened; wasted away; decayed
We are encouraged to SAY that we are STRONG, even though we may not feel that way in the moment. This ties in with Romans 4:28 which tells us to "call those things that are not as though they were." In other words, speak what God says about you, rather than what you see in the natural. This is the way that God works WITH US to bring to pass our prayers. He wants to help us, but He needs something to work with! He needs our agreement...
This is the opposite of what our natural minds would think. Normally, we would declare the circumstances and SAY that we feel weak of sick. But this will only retain our present condition.
No, we need to speak the ANSWERS rather than the PROBLEM. Thank Him that we are healed and whole! Thank Him for the ANSWERS! After all... He provided all we needed at the Cross...He is not going back to the Cross again. Now it's our job to APPROPRIATE His provisions...
I AM STRONG!!
~Pastor Kim ©Words To Heart Ministries, Inc. (Written materials are all copy-written and are excerpts from my next book.)