I read the other day of a metal called permaloy. It is a highly magnetic substance. It acts in very strange ways. When lying in certain directions it has no magnetic power at all, but when it is placed in the direct line with the magnetic pull of the earth, its power is very strong. The same is true in life. When we are out of line with the magnetic pull of the Almighty God, we are powerless. We lose our strength, we lose our grip, we lose our hope. Most of the messes we make in life come because we get out of alignment with God. Have you ever wanted to change your life, but felt powerless to do it? It could be because your life is out of sync with your Creator. When our lives are in line with a right relationship with God, then we have the ability to reach and grab hold and to conquer life. If someone were to ask me what my faith does for me, one of my replies would be that it gives me the strength to stand up to life. I agree with the apostle Paul, “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.” I hope you will get your life in line with God today, and you just might find that you have all the strength and all the hope that you need.
– Dr. Tim Thompson