Our Father Helps Us
Today’s Reading: Psalm 103-104; 1 Corinthians 2
I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 1 Corinthians 2:3
My children come to me the quickest and the loudest when they are weak, fearful or trembling. Someone knocked them down, something scared them or something just does not "seem fair." As they bare their concerns and worries to my listening ear, they regain composure to walk right back into the same exact situation. Usually nothing has changed, neither the circumstances nor the playmates, but by expressing those concerns to me, they were changed.
We need to remember that God is our heavenly Father. He is waiting for us to come to Him and bare our souls. It is in those times of weakness, fear and trembling that we need to learn to talk to Him. We need His strength to get back out there again. I pray for this frequently. Why? Because, like Paul, I have found in my walk with Christ that, "when we are weak then He is strong" (2 Corinthians 12:10). God's strength is made perfect, or complete, in weakness. In times of helplessness and panic, I find hope and peace only when giving those burdens to Christ. And after sensing His strength and power flowing through that weakness, fear and trembling, I know without a doubt that the living God alone has heard my cry. The situation or circumstance may not change but I change and when I change, He gets the glory.
Today, give God whatever situation is making you feel weak, fearful and helpless. Ask Him to fill you with His power and wisdom. Ask Him to work a miracle and change the situation, or ask Him to just change you—which also would be a miracle. Record it and watch what God does.
Pray about it: Oh Lord, I pray that You may increase and I may decrease (John 3:30). I pray that your power may be perfected in my weakness, for I know that when I am weak, You are strong. I want to draw from Your strength today. Use me for Your glory.