Grace morning on this fresh and fantastic Friday.
Th first and most natural things that flood our minds when the alarm goes off do not produce praise or comfort. More often than not, the burdens of the day come rushing in before we can even take a couple breaths — a struggling relationship, financial struggles, decisions, some conflict, meeting schedules, the task list that’s too long for today, the pain you’re feeling, that hurt you can’t seem to shake. And underneath them all, there’s the nagging feeling that we won’t find the strength to make much of a difference about any of it.
If you’re not careful, those first few groggy, heavy minutes can define the rest of your day.
Have you noticed the first few moments after a full night of total, unaware dependence, you immediately wake up and go into independent, self-trust mode.
A mentor once said to me, “Anxiety comes when we look at our circumstances and then look at our ability, but faith comes when we look at our circumstances and then at God’s ability.”
1 Corinthians 10:13 we often quote; God won’t give you more than you can bear. … But wait a minute, that’s not really what the Bible says. It says you won’t be tempted beyond what you can bear.
“Pile your troubles on GOD ’s shoulders— he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out. He’ll never let good people topple into ruin.”
Psalm 55:22-23 MSG
In life, you will go through situations that are more than you can bear alone. It’s only in those times that we realize our full dependency on God.
Live, love, and laugh your way through this fabulous Friday!