Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD! (Psalm 31:24, ESV)
Some days the only strong thing in my life is my coffee. I am weak kneed, with weak willpower and even weaker faith ...not exactly in that order.
I dream of being this consistent, superhuman warrior woman of God that crashes through walls, tearing down strongholds at every turn—every day. Don’t get me wrong, God is amazing and there are days, by his power, calling and will, I can and do supernatural things. But all too often, I run off in the flesh, determined to run a courageous race, but in typical Lori fashion, trip over untied laces, falling flat on my face.
Mercy. When will I get this right? The key, it would appear, lies in the last seven words of that verse: all you who wait for the LORD.
In my rush to serve, there are times I forget to wait and sit with Him for a bit. You see, when we open up His Word and read all the times he rescued his people from peril, when we see his character and love etched on every page, his mercy rescuing us from what we deserve and his grace bestowing blessings that we don’t deserve, our heart is strengthened. A fresh look and sweet encounter with our Creator instills in us a fierceness that no earthly training can ever deliver. That is where we get our courage from—sitting in submission at His feet.
So, this morning, this day, before we head out the door to slay dragons and be spiritual super women, let’s first stop and sit and wait to hear what He’s calling us to do. With a strong cup of coffee in one hand, and the Word in the other, we’ll hear from Him, and the courage and strength will follow.