God’s Power Never Diminishes
As we continue in these trying times, many are finding themselves growing weary and tired. Their focus is more on the news and the trouble that seems to be all around. Who to trust is a constant thought.
Their bodies feel tired from the constant stress and thoughts swirling in their hearts and minds. Even their souls feel restless. It is true, our world as we knew a few short months ago seems to have vanished almost overnight. We awoke to a new day, a new way, to anger, and uncertainty. Too many Christians, have fixed their eyes and attention to the things of this world, and somehow forgot “Who” is in charge.
God’s people need to “STOP” and remember what He tells us in His Word, but to do that, you must read it! Isaiah 40:28-31 “Do you not know: Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will run and not grow weary they will walk and not be faint.”
Even strong people get tired. Even faithful Christians grow weary. We are not immune to the troubles of this world, as a matter of fact, we are promised trials and tribulations. (1 Peter 1:6) (John 16:33)
But God is able to help us as we face these trials and even move through them. He gives us strength as we need it not before.
God will help you when you call to him for help! Are you looking to God for your help and source of strength? Are you feeding on his word daily, being reminded of who He is, and His faithfulness to His children? Nothing we face comes to us without first being filtered through the loving hand of Christ. Every trial he has filtered, every temptation he offers a way of escape.
We can rise above the distractions and the hardships of life when we call on him to strengthen and help us. We can silence our fears when we read of His faithfulness and seek out His peace. We need to trust Him and His word. When we trust God our faith rises and our fears quiet. It moves us forward without the weightiness of this life. It isn’t that we do not see or hear what is going on, but our spirits are refreshed and renewed with each new day. He tells us that he never leaves us or forsakes us, wow, isn’t that awesome to remember?!
God’s word is like streams of water in a dry desert land. It waters our souls and replenishes our empty places. Read it, meditate on it, receive it! I do not know when our world will change for the better or even if it will, but I do know that I will never be alone in it as long as I live. I am a child of God I am dearly loved and completely safe. He watches over me and gives me all I need as I need it. He is faithful to hear my prayers and to answer. I will never experience anything in this life without him by my side. I choose each day to walk with him to trust that He is who He says He is and that He will always see me through.
Does that mean I never get sick, I never experience hardships, I will not catch COVID-19 and die? No, it means that if I do I will lean in close, pray, seek His face, and rest in Him. And no, I will not die; I may leave this world behind, but I will continue on in the presence of my Lord and Savior for all eternity! My faith will then be sight! That is the promise I have as a child of God.
I want to encourage you today, to seek His face, to dig into His word, and to find rest for your soul. I want to encourage you to lay down the burdens you carry and let the God of all, the Lord Jesus Christ carry them for you.
I will leave you with some scriptures to meditate on. Let them flood your heart, your mind, and your soul.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ” Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
Romans 5:3-4 “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.”
Romans 8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
Romans 8:35 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?”
Hebrews 10:35 “Cast not away, therefore, your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.”
James 1:2-4 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious for anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”