Happy Friday y’all!
Let’s get right down into some more transparency. My hand to yours.
I still struggle with weakness in certain areas of my life. And it can be maddening & frustrating. If I did not have my faith & belief that I can lean on God in those times & anytime, frankly, I would rather be gone. I am so not kidding. I was lamenting to Him about a situation I am in just last night & He so faithfully whispered to my soul the big-little things that help me to make the big-little turns. Then I read this in a devotion I received this morning – & I just knew it would speak to some of you too.
Come to Me when you are weak and weary. Rest snugly in My everlasting arms. I do not despise your weakness, My child. Actually, it draws Me closer to you, because weakness stirs up My compassion—My yearning to help. Accept yourself in your weariness, knowing that I understand how difficult your journey has been.
Do not compare yourself with others,who seem to skip along their life-paths with ease. Their journeys have been different from yours, and I have gifted them with abundant energy. I have gifted you with fragility, providing opportunities for your spirit to blossom in My Presence. Accept this gift as a sacred treasure: delicate, yet glowing with brilliant Light. Rather than struggling to disguise or deny your weakness, allow Me to bless you richly through it.
A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out. In faithfulness He will bring forth justice. – Isaiah 42:3 (this is one of my very favorite passages ever. What is says to me is that even when I am at my weakest & can barely lift my head or my heart to any height at all, He is there to help me. To be with me, to watch over me till I steer clear of the storm.)
‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you. – Isaiah 54:10
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. – Romans 8:26
Excerpt from Jesus Calling -10th Anniversary Addition by Sarah Young, Copyright Thomas Nelson, 2014.
Where do you struggle? What are your weaknesses?
My greatest weakness is one I have shared before – the “Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop Syndrome” that has plagued me for as long as I can remember. I have been trying to re-train my brain to believe the very best – to hope for the very best – & even just this morning on the way to work – I heard God whisper to me to not even allow my thoughts to go to the worst thing at all – to wait until/when/if something happens to face it. To trust Him in the meantime. HIM, not what I see or don’t see. The walk of faith. Only so much as a mustard seed is enough – to move a mountain. Hallelujah is all I have to say about that. I think I have that much.
Much love & heavenly strength in your weakness,