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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

REST IN THE LORD'S STRENGTH


 

Today’s Reading:

Isaiah 40:31

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isa. 40:31)

 


Most of us are pretty good at staying busy. We focus on the millions of things that need to get done and forget that our strength comes from God until we find ourselves dragging. We begin to feel edgy and start to lose patience. Everything starts to feel like work, even time with family or things we usually enjoy. God tells us to cast our cares to Him, but we tend to carry all of our burdens ourselves, which causes us to become weary and discouraged. Sometimes we have to rest in the Lord’s strength.


We shouldn't do things by willpower alone. Sooner or later we just end up out of breath. I'm out of breath tonight. I almost burst into tears. Things feel overwhelming and complicated. I'm obviously doing something for myself and must put my worries under the cross. Look up when you feel like you're at the end of your rope. God is still patient. he won't break you down. He is your dad and he loves you very much.

Here are 4 comforting verses for those times when you feel weak and weary:

  1. “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (—2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

  2. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.” — (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)

  3. “A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.” (—Psalm 121:1-8)

  4. “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” —Romans 8:31-37

AYO OGUNSOLA


 

Prayer:

  1. Dear God, I praise you for being strong when I am weak, weary, and worn, in Jesus’ name.

  2. Father thank You for Your overwhelming presence, providence, and unchanging love, in Jesus’ name.

  3. I cut off every supply of power to my problems, by the power in the blood of Jesus, in Jesus’ name.

  4. O Lord release me and my family from known and unknown curses, blood soul tie, in Jesus’ name.

  5. By the power in the blood of Jesus, we take authority over every satanic agenda and programme for Your Church, in Jesus’ name.

  6. We destroy the strength of terrorism, pull down their stronghold, and break their backbone over our nation by the power in the blood of Jesus, in Jesus’ name.

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