The Secret of Fortitude
Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

In the days of bloody Mary a poor Protestant was condemned to be burned alive. When he came in sight of the stake he exclaimed, "Oh! I cannot burn! I cannot burn!" Those who heard him supposed he intended to recant, but they misunderstood him. He felt he needed more strength to bear the dread ordeal in a worthy manner, so being left a few moments to himself, he cried in an agony of prayer that God would more sensibly reveal Himself to him. As the result of this, instead of recanting, he cried out triumphantly, "Now I can burn! Now I can burn!"

(J. F. B. Tinling, B. A.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

WEB: I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

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