Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9
The Apostle Paul was wrestling with an affliction, a thorn in his flesh. It was given to him a so that others would not exalt him or place him on a pedestal for all the revelations he had obtain of Christ. He pleaded with the Lord to take it away. But the Lord did not remove it, He wanted Paul to rely on His power to accomplish all that God had purposed for him.
I believe we all have some type of “thorn” affecting our life. We’ve asked the Lord to remove it, take it away but the affliction won’t budge. It’s not always about moving something out of the way. He wants us to lean in on Him and trust Him for the outcome. His power is made strong in our weakness and His grace is sufficient to meet all of our needs.
Jesus is our hope trust Him today.
My prayer for your today is that you allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to you, areas in your life that the Lord wants you to trust Him for. He is able to give your strength for the journey.
Good morning, the word for today when you feel like you can’t move forward, trust in the one who gives us strength.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord the creator of the ends of the earth, never faints nor is weary, His understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28
The mountain of circumstances we experience can become overwhelming. We are reminded in this passage of scripture that God never faints nor is weary He doesn’t become tired. The Lord sits on His throne and He knows the pains, stresses, the pressures, heartaches and the struggles in our lives. Call upon Him even when you don’t feel like it, press through, don’t give up, He’s a personal God, there to give you strength and to empower you. His power and ability are far greater than ours, trust Him!
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall. But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.Isaiah 40:29-30
Prayer: Father God, thank you that you are all-knowing, and you feel what we feel, and you see everything that we go through. Nothing is hidden from your sight concerning my life. Father God, I confess that I cannot make it through on my own strength. I need your supernatural strength and power. Encourage my heart today. In Jesus Name~Amen!
Trust in God, His grace is sufficient in our times weakness.
Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplications! The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him Psalm 28:6-7
When we were young and went to church with our grandparents, my grandmother would get up and testify during testimony time. As a kid didn’t always understand all that was going on. But she would get up and give her testimony of how the Lord kept her, healed her and saved her soul. One of the things she always would say was pray about everything and give thanks to God for waking you up in the morning-Amen!
I am thankful for those early seeds planted. I am thankful that the Lord is gracious to hear me when I pray. He gives me strength and is my protector and I can have confidence in going to Him with my needs, my gripes, my joys and my pains and even my shortcomings; He is there, He is my help!
When faced with challenges, seek the Lord only He can satisfy and give you peace deep down within your soul. Rejoice, give thanks and praise His Name, this is where you will find freedom and victory He desires our worship.
As you go through the week, take time to give thanks when you awake, seek the Lord and praise His name!