Every morning when my alarm goes off at 5 a.m. I breathe these words before my feet roll out of bed, “Lord give me strength for today.” I wake up in pain and there’s nothing I can do about it. So it’s best to forget about it and get on with my day. But I ask for help from my Father God. He slowly infuses me with the energy and strength I need to make it through today. He has taught me to be thankful for my weaknesses because they force me to rely on Him more.
He has promised to help me when I call on Him. And He’s glad to do it! He is drawn to weakness because it is the white canvas on which He paints His beautiful pictures of mercy, grace and bounty. With Jesus, I have enough. With Jesus, I can do today. Tomorrow I will ask for more, but today He will give me enough of what I need right now.
A friend of a friend posted this on FB the other day. I liked it because it is how I view my walk with the Lord. I grow weary as my little legs pump twice as hard as His long strides. I ask him to hold me.
The other day I was watching a friend’s little 2 year old daughter. We went for a walk down to a nearby swing set so we could play. As we walked down the street, this little gal’s chubby fingers clasped my hand as she took two steps for every one step I took. She trotted along like this for sometime, chattering on about “swing” and “mommy” and “mammie and papa” and “birdies”.
She was tired. She was weary. The sun was shining, she had exerted all the energy her little legs could muster.
Her question was simple.
“Do you want me to pick you up?” I asked her.
I picked her up and began to carry her on to our destination.
Today Jesus will do that for me. I am tired, I am weary. The sun is shining, I have exerted all the energy my little heart can muster.
My need is simple.
And He picks me up and carries me to our destination.
“. . . in the wilderness where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.” Deut 1:31
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