"God, I wish you would just take away my weaknesses so I wouldn't fail you so often" were the words of a recent prayer of mine during a particularly tempting moment to give in to sin. As the words came out of my mouth, a gentle whisper reminded me of this--
If I were perfect (like I often times pray to be), I wouldn't depend as often on Jesus and his grace, cause I'd have it all together on my own. Yes, I fail A LOT but my Creator says that he knows my innermost being--He wove it together (Psalm 139)
He also says;
'He who began a good work in you, will see it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ' (Philippians 1:6)
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.' (2 Corinthians 12:9)
'I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.' (John 16:33)
'Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.' (Matthew 11:28-30) .
I don't know where you are right now in life, but if you're discouraged, I want you to know that the Creator of the universe, made you for a purpose. Jesus loves you and wants his best for you. He knows every flaw of yours and he knows every strong point. And he loves you all the same. An instrument is useless until it's played--my life was worthless until I found Jesus, and the Holy Spirit gave me life and a purpose. It's hard for me to ask for help, but I'm always so encouraged to know that God WANTS me to give him my burdens and that he can use them for his glory. Wowza.
I'm reminding myself of these truths today.
How beautiful it is to serve a God who so selflessly gives of himself to us, in order that we may have the most intimate of relationships with him.
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