We live within and observe this broken world on a daily basis, and it’s very easy to become apathetic, insensitive, and just plain indifferent. It’s far to easy to look at a problem and quip, “I can’t do anything about that!” or “This is way too big for me to make a difference.” or my favorite, “Not my monkeys…not my circus!” But the Lord wants us to become involved. Moses used every excuse in the book of why he shouldn’t lead Israel out of Egypt…but God prevailed, showing Him how He had not only prepared the way, but would go before him. When faced with feeding the huge crowds, the disciples failed, but Jesus then showed them that they could make a difference if they trusted in Him. And when we callously don’t want to become involved, we’re reminded in Micah 6:8 that what the Lord requires of us is to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly. Which brings us to this Scripture in Philippians that squashes all our excuses. We can rely on Christ’s power in any and all circumstances He brings our way…for we’re going forth in His strength not ours. And in His strength we can endure, sustain and effectively handle anything.