Are you facing a difficult moment in your life? Certainly, it’s not the first time. Don’t forget, in the past you also faced tough times. And you got through them. You were faithful, steady, and sure. You made it to the other side.
Do you remember in the past when you found strength you never knew you had? Despite your weakness, you were strong somehow. That’s God’s grace working miracles in your life. Nobody is perfect 100%. But God places the capacity in all of us to do great things.
And what are those great things? It’s being a solid father, mother, sister, or brother. It’s caring for a loved one. It’s being a friend. You are present when you’re needed. You don’t have to be a hero. You just have to show up and do your best.
So find rest in the Lord. He will sustain you and lift you up. He is your strength and salvation.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Prayer to stay solid and strong
O merciful Lord,
I doubt and I worry. People say things to me that tear me down. The enemy tempts me to give up and run away.
Won’t you help me, O Lord?
First let me know that I am far from perfect. I accept my limits. I have my history & my sins.
And by the blood of Christ I have been set free.
I open the archives of my faith. You called me as your child. Your hand guided me & kept me safe, so many times before.
And from that place of strength, where your Spirit lives in me, this child of God takes courage. I stay centered, steady & firm.
Come what may, get me ready in body, spirit, and mind. For this free, forgiven soul stands firm on the love of the Lord.
In Jesus name I pray,