There are many situations that we face that are hard. Be it our living situation, our lifestyle, relationship challenges, parenting issues or specific tasks we have to face. The challenge is to trust God and rely on him. This morning as I tussle with a ‘hard’ thing I want to share some of the verses that are going through my head; words that are rallying my heart.
All Scripture is breathed out by God (inspired by God) and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3:16
How often I have reflected on that scripture and reminded myself that God’s word has what I need for the teaching and training of my children. But it also has what I need for myself to grow and mature for every good work that God has for me .
Can I face the challenges of my day, my week and trust them to my God?
Can I rely on Him to strengthen me when I feel week?
Can I rely on Him to give me wisdom when I am at my wit’s end?
Regardless of what is happening in my life, or in your life, these are the questions that we ask.
Here are some verses that have refreshed my heart this morning:
I worship a strong and mighty God: Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27
And though I know this my heart fails, I get anxious, I look for ways to be a solution, where I need to remember that God is my strength. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. Psalm 28:7
I need to remember … God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Tim 1:7 And then I realised… Anxiety is a lack of self-control; anxiety is focusing on the fear, the unknown, the hard, not on Jesus.
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Proverbs 3:5-7
So my encouragement to myself this morning is: God is my strength – not my own wisdom, abilities or reputation. And I trust that this is a timely reminder for you as well. We all face different challenges and yet, we worship the same God – a God who is
Omnipotent – all powerful
Omnipresent – all places – everywhere
Omniscient – all knowing
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7
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