In one of the devotions today the scripture verse is:
Isaiah 40:29 "He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power".
As I ponder this I think about what my family has gone through in the past 6 months and how we (Joey and I) have felt like we were backed into a corner and so overwhelmed at times that we couldn't see our way out. God was and is with us through it all. I remember thinking what lesson is God trying to teach me through this. Someone pointed out to me that the lesson may not be for me, but for Andrea. I had not looked at it this way. But, now that I think back....maybe the lesson was for me too. God is greater than any obstacle or trial that I am facing. WOW! how great is that??? The bible tells us that when we cry out to God for help.. HE hears... and HE will give us strength when we are weary... increase our power when we are weak. It doesn't matter what we are facing in our life today, God IS GREATER!!
I guess because I was raised in a christian home and through examples from my parents...I saw how they depended on others to pray when needed. That in my life when I am faced with an obstacle...I want to call on God's people to pray. I know that God hears our prayers and while HE has his own time-line and HE may not answer just like I think he should. He still hears and HE still answers. I feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The war is not won ....yet....but through Christ the battles are VICTORIOUS!
While my family has been in a major storm. When Joey and I needed the power to stand in the mist of this storm HE was there holding us to stand strong. There were times when Joey would be strong and I would be weak then I would be strong and Joey would be weak. But, God was strong the whole time and HE never let us give up. I know this was because at different times brothers and sisters in Christ was lifting us up to HIM in prayer.
So many times God has used people to encourage us through words, scripture and prayers. I am so thankful to the ones who prayed and sent me different verses that God put on their hearts for us and the encouraging words. I am thankful that they let God use them to help us.
I am thankful for a Father in heaven who hears and answers my prayers!
Sometimes, when I feel so overwhelmed and feel like giving up. I know that God will give me the strength to keep pressing on. I know when I hear the words "don't give up" that they come from HIM. When I feel that second wind coming I know that HE is sending it to stand me up taller and stronger! What ever challenges come in my life, I know that HE will give me the strength and power to stand.
In the devotion today it asked...
Do you need strength today to overcome a challenge in your life?
Do you need power to stand strong in the midst of a storm?
Call on HIM and HE will hear you. Open your heart and by faith receive His strength and might, and let Him empower you to live in victory all the days of your life!
I believe that God sent this devotion to me...today. I hope that these words help to encourage you through the battles and storms that are in your life. Don't give up my friend. Call on HIM who is maker of heaven and earth. HE will give you strength and HE will hold you to stand strong through the storms of your life. I know this because HE is still holding me!
ADVENT ~ Week 3
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