Finding Strength in the Lord

What the Word says about finding strength…

“The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.” – Psalm 29:11, NIV

A story about finding strength…

Sam knew his son wasn’t feeling well but he thought his toddler was just fighting off a virus. But after a few days, his son wasn’t better and Sam took him to the doctor. The doctor immediately admitted the child to the local children’s hospital.

Beautiful sky, running to find strength
Finding Strength in the Lord

Sam watched helplessly as his little boy became sicker and sicker. His wife became fearful and he didn’t know how to comfort her. His other children were scared and kept asking when their brother was coming home.

Sam didn’t have an answer. He was busy trying to be strong for his family. He didn’t want to let them down. But he was scared, too.

After another grueling round of testing, his son finally fell asleep in his wife’s arms. Sam slipped out of the tiny hospital room and went to the cafeteria. His stomach twisted at the smell of the food so he headed outside instead.

He walked into the courtyard and fell to his knees. He’d never felt more lost or alone. He wasn’t even sure what to pray.

That’s when he heard a noise and he turned to see an older man in a motorized wheelchair. The man gave Sam a small smile and asked him about his day.

Sam poured out his heart to the stranger, sharing all his fears and his sadness. When he was done, the other man gently encouraged him.

By the time, he left to check on his son again, Sam felt refreshed and peaceful. That conversation gave him the strength he needed to keep fighting for his family.

I leave you with the Words of Christ and a Prayer

The truth is there’s nothing wrong with being afraid or having a weak moment.  The word of God puts it this way; 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.

10 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. ~2Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV

This scripture says to me that God’s grace is only for people who will admit they are weak and in need of His strength.  When we can admit that we don’t have it altogether then the promise of God’s grace shows up in our life.  The Apostle Paul says in verse 10 for when I am weak, then I am strong.   He’s basically saying just in case I am weak or I feel like giving up; God’s strength is greater than my weakness.  Be encouraged God has all the strength you need!!

 

God, I need strength to keep going. I feel overwhelmed and I need your grace to help me. Please give me strength and peace so I can rest in You.

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