This devotion speaks so deeply to my heart…in many ways. So many things are crying out for my attention…bills, paperwork, Rachel’s needs, other people’s needs, thank you notes, and so much more. I feel so overwhelmed, if not for you, Father. I don’t know where to start. The heat has gotten to me and my energy is just totally shot…not an ounce of it there to even begin any of these things. And my mind is mush to the point that I can’t focus or even put a sentence together to pray for those on my heart. The burdens are so great…yet nothing comes out when I try to pray because my mind is so fatigued. I’m so glad your Holy Spirit is there to intercede on my behalf…and on behalf of those for whom I long to intercede.
All day today, I have thought of Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I know I can do what you have called me to do—both ministry and personal responsibility—through the strength you give me…the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual strength. I am reminded of 2 Corinthians 2:9 which tells me that your power is made perfect in my weakness. And Isaiah 40:31 tells me, as I wait and lean upon you, you will renew my strength so that I will walk and not grow weary; I will run without fainting; I will even soar with eagle’s wings.
Thank you, Father, that I do find sweet rest and victory in your strength. Thank you for enabling me to do above and beyond anything I could ever do in my own strength. Thank you for your promise in Philippians 1:6 that you will finish the work you started in me. I'm so glad you are my Father...and in control. Yes, you are faithful and you will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:24)
I love you!