I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources
he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.
How do you eat an Oreo cookie? These days, I don't eat too many as I try to watch what I eat, but when I was younger, my friends and I would have endless debates about the right way to eat those yummy circles of chocolate and creamy goodness. Some would eat them just as they were, creating a crescent moon with one bite of the whole cookie. Most others would pull apart the two chocolate cookies. The creme inside would usually stick to one of the cookies, so the next step was to a.) eat the cookie without the creme first, b.) eat the cookie with the creme first, or c.) scrape the creme off the cookie with your bottom teeth so you could savor the decadent inside creaminess by itself. I usually went for the last option because I care more about the inside than the outside of an Oreo.
God cares a whole lot more about our insides than our outsides. I mean, He wants us to take care of our bodies so we can stay healthy, but it's our heart that's most important to Him. He wants us to be happy, but He knows that lasting happiness doesn't come from material things. It comes from knowing and having Jesus in your heart.
When you accept Jesus as your Savior and you invite Him into your heart, your whole world opens up to a myriad of feelings: joy, peace, confidence, strength... With Jesus, all things are possible and you have the confidence to stand up to the sinful world that fights hard to keep its grasp on you. Jesus is stronger than sin. He, alone, can save you.
I'm praying for you to claim that inner strength that come from Jesus.