Have you ever wondered why? Wondered why there are so many scriptures regarding God helping us, strengthening us, hearing us? As a believer I embrace scriptures on strength.
In Isaiah 41:10 God even goes so far to say “Don’t panic, don’t be depressed, don’t give up. For I will help you I will strengthen you with my righteous right hand.” That hand was used for victory. That hand was used with power. That hand was the hand of God.
I remember a particularly dark day when I needed help from God. My inner strength was depleted from a season of care taking and care giving. Standing still as a situation began to develop in a rough way
I simply asked God “ Please help me”
I stood there for a few moments and slowly I felt different. Like I had just eaten, slept for more than 3 hours, showered and was ready for the day. That kind of different. Not monumental, but enough. Enough to take care of me and the situation. It was enough. God answered my prayer. I was a little stronger, a little bit better.
My mother had a life altering illness that I was determined to navigate her through. And I did. But there were certain days I was weak, worn out and tired.
Life throws things that are massive our way. We can navigate those boulders coming our way or we can stand still and get crushed by those boulders. Either way why not take God Up on those promises. Why not believe He meant them.
Our circumstances don’t determine Gods presence in our lives. He is with us. Emmanuel. That’s good. That’s God.
This printable is available here Don’t Be Afraid It is simple to print and cut. I place reminders around my home, my car and in my planner to refocus my thoughts that God is helping me and strengthening me. And the great news is His there for you.
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be saved: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
Debbie Mills Booth