“that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,” (Ephesians 3:16, ESV)
A large company uses suction to extract contaminating substances from steel drums. Powerful pumps draw the materials out of the barrels, but the workers must carefully regulate the force of these pumps. If they take out too much air, the drums will collapse like paper cups. Likewise, when adversity and hardship come, God must empower us from within, or we will be unable to withstand the pressures from without.
Prayer: Lord, I can do all things through you who strengthen me.