11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
In life you will have hard times. There may be a day that you do not know where the next meal is coming from. Bills are passed due and the collectors are calling. Then, there will be days when being hungry is far from you mind. Your bank account is full and you have not a care in the world. These days have one thing in common, the strength Christ gives you is what helps you through them. Im the bad days he will give you the peace and patience to make it through. He provides the way for the food on your table and the bills to be paid. On those good days Christ is what keeps you grounded. He helps you stay humble so your pride does not swell. You may think that you have done it all on you own, but you have not. It is Christ who gave you the strength on the days you were to tired for work to get up and go. It was Christ that as you cried those silent tired wrapped his arms around you. Christ is the reason we have those good days. So, no matter good or bad day, always remember it was Jesus who gave you the strength to make it.