~Isaiah 40:31~ But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength they shall mount up with wings as eagles they shall run, and not be weary and they shall stroll, and not faint.
I’ve been sick a lot more than the previous month. As quickly as I start off to really feel greater from a single ailment a further a single knocks me ideal back down. Flare-ups have had me in a painful and distracted fog, unable to create or achieve substantially about the property. I battled a cold, headaches, a bladder infection, and chronic fatigue. My excellent days are fewer and farther involving than they had been just six months ago.
And I’m sick and tired of getting sick and tired.
This weakened physical state left me vulnerable to the attacks from the enemy. Satan’s been spouting condemnation at just about every turn. “You are a failure, useless, such a disappointment, and you will by no means achieve your dreams. You are by no means going to get greater, only worse and additional of a burden.”
~Psalm 119:28~ My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
I know in my head that he’s the father of lies. But due to the fact of my inability to carry out at the level I’d like to, my heart was believing these words and was sinking additional into defeat.
Coming to terms with the truth that I’m not capable of performing it all is tough, humbling, and at instances it is downright heartbreaking. It is not simple admitting that I’m weak, I have to have aid, and I can not do every thing that I want to do. Since I want to do it all and I want to do it all effectively.
But the reality is that I have chronic discomfort from many back difficulties, and I endure from Fibromyalgia. I’m at the mercy of my physique on a every day basis.
~Psalm 73:26~ My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
I had my morning fellowship with Jesus and some scrumptious coffee in a single of my new Rae Dunn mug I got for Christmas. (You can discover one here.) It is basic but served as a trigger to my soul to turn to the Lord for the strength I have to have.
The Lord spoke that a single word straight to my heart this morning… strength. With that the floodgates had been opened and the water of the word washed me clean from my feelings of defeat and discouragement.
~Psalm 94:19~ In the multitude of my thoughts inside me thy comforts delight my soul.
Jesus reminded me that no matter what the situations appear like I have a decision. I can select to filter my thoughts by way of what I know to be correct in the word of God. Or I can think these lies from the devil. I can select to pray by way of every and just about every challenge and ailment and seek the Lord’s presence and energy. Or I can be concerned, cry, and complain about my predicament.
I can not aid the truth that I have chronic illnesses that hinder my physical and mental capacity, and wreak havoc on my emotional stability. But I can aid my spiritual stability.
I have to apply the word the Lord has been pressing on my heart for weeks now… think. Since it is not adequate for me to just know the truth. I have to basically think it. I have to stand on it. I have to apply it. I have to speak it.
~Psalm 28:7~ The LORD is my strength and my shield my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: as a result my heart significantly rejoiceth and with my song will I praise him.
When I get weary and worn I pray. And pray. And pray some additional. For clarity, strength, a renewed thoughts, a guarded heart, and for aid prioritizing the Lord’s will for my life. This assists relieve the stress of a packed schedule and unrealistic expectations that I location on myself. It provides me peace in the midst of the discomfort.
And I feed my spirit with listening to sermons, praise music, and reading my Bible. I attain out to my trusted prayer partners for intercessory prayer.
I also pray for every person and every thing I can assume of. Since I may well not be in a position to setup chairs at church, or meet with a young lady for discipleship, or create a Bible study lesson that day, but I can pray.
I just do what I can, and let the Lord cover me with grace for the rest.
The Spirit of the living God who dwells inside me provides me the potential to fight against the fog and fatigue and the pull of the flesh. He enables me to do what the Lord has set aside for me to achieve for His glory that day. I may well not get every thing accomplished that I would like to, but I’m in a position to do what the Lord desires me to.
And I’m studying to let that be adequate.
~Psalm 138:three~ In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
I hope that sharing my battles and how Jesus provides me strength is a blessing to you. My prayer is that every post encourages you to know the living word and equips you to stroll in victory more than the globe, the flesh, and the devil.
An intimate stroll with Christ and glory to God is the ultimate target. I’m praying the Lord would shine His light into any darkness in your life, and that He would revive your spirit and restore your zeal.
May well the peace of God rule in your heart and the joy of the Lord be your strength. Amen!
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