We can be quite strong people, God created us to be a wonderful creature. We strive to out do and be over achievers…better then the next ‘guy’. We are very capable to handle most anything that comes our way. The neat and great thing is we don’t have to do it all on our own.
I am a daughter; a wife; a mom of three…one is still a teenager; a mother-in-law of two beautiful ‘daughters’; a grandmother of one grandson; a friend; a teacher; a nurse; taxi driver and chauffeur; a nurse; traffic officer; a tutor; a cook; officer of the cleaning and maintenance crews; engineer with many degrees; technician and accountant; correctional officer; night watchman; buyer and tradesman; plumber; pet trainer; caregiver; babysitter; pharmacist; interior designer’; nutritionist; hairdresser; entertainer; and the credits and credentials could gor on and on…
The problem is I get too over whelmed by all my duties. I can’t measure up or out do anyone else. I continue to shadow box with myself and I don’t need to. My strength for the day, let alone trying to look at the week ahead of me, is gone before I ever start. I look at the tasks at hand for the day and freak out. Why? because I can not achieve any of the tasks on my own and do them right. I need help.
So where does my help come from? It can only come from the Lord. Some may be gawking at this but it is true. Jesus is not a crutch, He is life. He is help in time of need. He is my strength. I am weak, just not physically, but mentally, spiritually and every other way. Yes I can do these things that I have listed above and the “occupations” that God has given me to do, but not well and not on my own can I achieve it in a way to please God or to make anyone happy. This ability only comes from the help and aid of Jesus. I share some scriptures with you expressing this very thing.
The Lord wants to help us and give us HIS strength to do the things we have to do each day. But, w have to choose to let-allow Him to take that place in our lives. We need to ask for His help and direction in our lives. We wound his heart when we try to achieve life’s tasks on our own. We can! But, we were not designed to do so. God designed us to rely and to depend on Him not ourselves.
If you know or what to know any thing about the Bible, Adam and Eve. the first people he created, depended on God. When they began to depend on themselves is when trouble started. To avoid the heartack give Him you life and the reign and helm so that He may direct and strengthen you each moment of everyday.
The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
David knew what it was to go on his own strength, to have it taken away, and to learn to know the lord God WAS his ONLY strength.
I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
May God’s grace and hope fillyou an dlead you in all He has for you. God bless you!
- Lord, I Need Your Strength – Isaiah 40:31 (dianneguthmuller.com)
- Psalm 138 (ginzotalk.wordpress.com)