Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
This Monday, like many of my Mondays – I find it hard to motivate myself for the arduous week ahead. So many responsibilities, so many projects, so many things to do and so many people counting on me to get it all done and all done RIGHT. This “trouble” is light in comparison to what other people deal with. Still, I feel overwhelmed. My warm bed is no refuge. Procrastination is no solution. Making others do my job would be reckless. Trying to do it all myself, all alone, and in my own strength would result in utter failure.
C.S. Lewis: God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it won’t run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There isn’t any other.
If it were not for my Savior, I would have no such relationship. I would be lost in self-sufficiency and failure. Because of Jesus, I have right relationship with my Creator and enjoy all the blessings that come with. Thank you, God! I am encouraged by my weakness as it reminds me of my complete dependence on my Maker. He is the perfect answer and very present help in ALL my times of trouble, big or small.
2 Corinthians 12:9–10 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.