So far I’m loving “None Like Him” by Jen Wilkin. This morning as I was reading in Psalm 26, I took great comfort in the fact that our God has no limits. Our strength is very weak, especially during stressful times. Our patience runs out quickly at times. We come to the end of what we think we can handle. BUT. Only when we turn our “I can’ts” into “He can” do we find the strength to go on. I find that the only way to remain in His strength is to remain in His Word. Today I spent time reading these verses. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.””
Psalm 46:1-3, 10 NIV
1 Corinthians 7:24 “Each of you is to remain with God in that condition in which he was called.”
Comparison is the thief of joy. Looking at others’ success, social status, or anything else that we compare ourselves to will only trap us in an endless cycle of feeling left out and forgotten. Sweet friends God has not forgotten you. He has you right where He wants you. His timing is usually not ours. We want instant success, friendships, and financial security. These things (if we are to have them at all) take time. Rest in where you are right now. Keep abiding in Him. Pursue a closer relationship with your Father in Heaven by spending time in His Word.
1 Corinthians 10:9-13 “We should not test Christ as some of them did. Because of that, they were killed by snakes. And don’t complain as some of them did. Because they complained, they were killed by the angel that destroys. The things that happened to those people are examples. They were written to be warnings for us. We live in the time that all those past histories were pointing to. So anyone who thinks they are standing strong should be careful that they don’t fall. The only temptations that you have are the same temptations that all people have. But you can trust God. He will not let you be tempted more than you can bear. But when you are tempted, God will also give you a way to escape that temptation. Then you will be able to endure it.”