I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. - Philippians 4:13
Allow me to create what I call a step study. A step study seems tedious but can help in the application of a passage. This is lengthy but will read fast:
I - Because of the first person pronoun I, the reader automatically becomes a part of the verse.
I CAN - Saying, I can leaves out any I think, I might, I could, or I should.
I CAN DO - When we say, I can do, what we mean to suggest is that we can put our lives into action with confidence. It is not just a passing thought.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS - Everything within righteous reason is possible with the right attitude.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH - There is a powerful source through which we can accomplish much. It is not beside of, over, or under. It is through.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST - Christ is the central force through whom all righteous things can be accomplished.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH - It is Christ, who, as our Savior, Redeemer, Mediator, High Priest and King, provides insurmountable strength to those who love Him.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME - Last but not least, the reader is not only encouraged by the strength that Christ provides, but by the strength He provides on an individual basis.
- adapted from From My Heart to Yours, Jason Hart