“But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves with be exalted.”
To pretend to be someone you are not can be so exhausting..
To be bold and brave and courageous on our own is a never-ending battle of ups and downs.
When you struggle with anxiety and fear your heart wants to reach out, but your mind wont let you..
At least that’s been my experience.
For me, in my lack of confidence, knowing that it’s okay… that it’s good, and right, and true for me to humble myself under God’s mighty right hand, makes running to Him, all the more necessary..
His sanctuary is the place I run to to rest my thoughts.. to spread my wings and drink in God’s goodness, mercy and peace.
When the disciple Paul was struggling with a “thorn in his side.” He asked God to take it away..
He was overwhelmed with weaknesses too…
Look what Paul said..
“To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me, but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness..”
2 Corinthians 12:8-9
Everyday is a new day. A chance for me to trust God with all of my heart. A chance to reach out to a broken world..
A chance to let God’s goodness shine, as I let Him be my strength..
A chance for me to trust God, just like Paul did..
To trust that God’s grace is sufficient for me, for in God’s power, my weakness is made perfect.
I like that..
Faith is that. It’s something we can’t see, but we know is real…
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see..”
Oh, Lord, as I come before You this morning, how I thank You for my weaknesses.. I thank You that through me, Your goodness can be shown, because I know on my own I would not able to keep the mascaraed going..
I would not be able to pretend to be someone I am not..
On my own my weakness would take over, my fears, worries and anxieties would leave me empty-handed.. afraid and insecure.
But because of You. Your great love for me. I am able to walk in faith. In hope and joy that You are who You have said You are.
You are the great I am…
And I am the daughter of the Great I Am..
That is amazing, and awesome, and wow…
May my life reflect Your mercies…
May my heart be set free to live in love…
May my eyes be opened to those who are looking for You
My ears be sensitive to Your gentle and still voice..
My hands eager to reach out, and my feet ready to walk..
even just one step at a time..
I love you, Heavenly Father..
In Jesus name, I pray
Live in Love,
“Wait patiently for the Lord, Be brave and courageous, Yes, wait patiently for the Lord..”
How I praise Your Holy name…