I can do all things… As believers, we have to decide quite frequently, whether God’s word is right, or is He a liar. Many times when we say, “I don’t know if I can do this, ” or “I just can’t”, or in the case of some of our cynical on lookers, “you’ll never be able to…” what we are really sasying is that God’s Word is not true. Follow me here with this line of reasoning: God gave you the child/children you have. Right now you may be doubting if you can do this job. You may be struggling with a behavior, an issue, or several in fact. You may be thinking, “I’ll never get through to this child, I just can’t get junior to listen to me, I’ll never make it to the other side of this parenting journey with all my children walking with the Lord if I can’t even get this part down!” Or maybe you are just seriously sleep deprived. Actually any combination of the above, I have personally walked in. I thought that way when I had one child. I had those thoughts frequently when I had my first three children in less than three years. I really thought that when I had six children under 3 years plus six older children and my oldest was 14! (Now you may be questioning my sanity too!) But I finally had to realize this simple truth. Either God’s Word was true, or He was a liar. I knew He wasn’t a liar. I knew He had given me all these precious children. I knew He was on my side and He wanted me to succeed at this far more than I did. And when I add this simple verse, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13) to my thought process as those feelings of doubt and fear creep in, I remember ALL means ALL. I can do ALL He gives me to do through Him.