Life, as you may already know, isn’t always a well laid out bed of roses. Some days are rosy and other days not so much. Some days are sunny; other days are rainy. Some days are joyful and other days are sorrowful. My point is life serves us both the good and bad. But the good news is, during those not-so-good-days, you are not alone. In fact, you have a personal helper available and willing to help you out.
God, is that helper—a very present help in times of need.
Trials and tribulations are meant to build character and elevate you to a greater realm. You are not meant to go at it alone, because God is with you. He never leaves nor forsakes, and He who leads guides. He has promise to “give strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” Isaiah 40:29. You don’t have to fight your battles alone when you have the Master and Creator by your side.
Isaiah 40:31 promises that if you put your hope in God, He will renew your strength and you will soar on wings like eagles; you will run and not grow weary, and you will walk and not be faint. Don’t go through life forgetting that you have someone willing to carry your burdens for you simply because He loves and cares for you (1 peter 5:7). All you need do is trust and hope in Him. God doesn’t want you to suffer alone, He wants to help. He is willing and ready to help.
Every day before you step out, look into the nearest mirror and affirm boldly: “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!” While that may sound silly, I am here to remind you that that the words which you profess with your tongue are powerful (Proverbs 18:21). Gradually, these positive affirmations will start to become your reality, and when next you encounter a challenge– the first thing that comes to mind will be “I can do ALL things…” instead of immediate fear or anxiety.
When next you find yourself in the midst of challenges, remember that “God is your refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” Psalms 46:1. Call on Him. Lean on Him. He’ll guide you. He’ll direct your path.
The LORD is your strength.
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