I don’t feel very strong today. I’ve been working quite hard, doing so many things. My body is crying out for rest. I’ve learned that I can do whatever God calls me to do, if I just keep my eyes on Him. But then the time to rest must come. I have helped my husband with the golf tournament, have kept up my teaching, and have had lots of social interaction. I give the Lord glory for all that He helped me to do. In my weakness, He loves to be strong.
In Judges chapter 6, Gideon had the nerve to tell God that He felt abandoned by Him. (Yes, it’s really o.k. to be honest with God.) Gideon said, “If you were with us, why are all these terrible things happening? You brought us out of Egypt, but now are abandoning us?” Notice that the Lord doesn’t need to defend Himself. He knows His plan, and that all of His ways are perfect. He simply told Gideon to go in the strength that he had been given. In other words, “Trust Me, Gideon, and go. I’m going to take care of it. Gideon, I’ve got your back. What you cannot do in your own strength, I will show up and do – In fact, I will do way more than you could ever dream or imagine!”
God does not need for me to be strong. He wants me to keep my eyes on Him and not waver. Whatever I’m going thru, He’s bigger. When I can’t see His Hand, I know I can trust His heart. When the job seems too big for me, He wants me to believe Him. My prayer is always that no matter HOW I am feeling, if He asks me to do something, I will look up into His face, and say “Yes Lord”, knowing that He’s got my back.
“Now to Him Who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us”. Ephesians 3:20