Is today one of those days you feel weak? Maybe you’re tired, weary and worn out. Or you’re overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious.
You wonder how much more you can take.
Everyone else in this life seems to be trudging right along. But, you?? You wonder how you’re going to keep your head above the rising waters.
Friend, you’re not alone in this struggle.
Life can be tough. It can wear us down. The every day burdens, stresses, and worries can about take us under. Some days we just hope we can make it through alive.
And so far, we have. But it hasn’t been easy.
May I encourage you, friend, even on these kinds of days, you are stronger than you think you are.
Yes, you are.
Take a look:
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
And this might be the one I cling to most often when I’m worn down:
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
Did you notice what’s key in these verses? We aren’t strong in our own strength (we’ve already proven that, right??), but strong in God’s strength.
He is the key!
On these kinds of days, it’s critical to stop right where we’re at and lean into God. Ask Him for His strength. Ask Him to be strong within you. Not necessarily for your sake, but for His. He’s ready to renew your strength, but He’s waiting for you to ask.
Then watch what He does through you.
And tomorrow? Let’s start the day leaning into Him, asking for His strength. Even before rising from bed. Don’t go one minute without His all-encompassing power.
Oh, what a difference it makes!
I’d love to pray with you today:
Father God, we praise your holy name. You are mighty and strong, and we thank you for how you draw us to you, especially when we are weak. Father, today for your son/daughter who is reading this, I pray you would meet him/her right where he/she is at. Renew his/her strength. Equip each one of us by the power of your Holy Spirit to soar on wings like eagles, to run and not grow weary, to walk and not be faint. All to your glory. In Jesus’ mighty name, we ask these things. Amen.
You are strong, my friend. In Him, you are strong!
This is Day 13 of 31 Days #CelebratingWhoYouAre. May you find your strength in Him on this Tuesday, and may you share this truth with another who is weary and worn out. Thanks for spending a few minutes of your day with me! Linking up with Holly at #TestimonyTuesday and Kelly at #RaRaLinkup.