In Philippians we read that we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. Does this really mean ALL things? Anything I want to do or set my mind to? Does God provide superpowers so Christians will never be harmed?
Paul the author of this verse, had endured incredible hardships. He had been beaten, threatened and stoned. He had been shipwrecked, stranded at sea, cold, hungry and naked. Yet he persevered because of his relationship with God. He found strength and was able to endure. He tells us, he can be satisfied with much and content with little. Christ gives us the strength to faithfully endure.
Philippians 4:12-13 “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”