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..for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you...

21 September 2012


I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
– Isaiah 41:9-10 (NIV)

How wonderful and reassuring is this? I have been struggling in my walk with the Lord lately. I have reached that point where I've realized that although my life is filled with "stuff" that "stuff" is doing nothing to glorify God. I haven't be intentional about maintaining my prayer life or bible study. Overall I believe that my negative attitude, exhaustion and lack of fervor is the result. But while reading the blogs that I follow, a blessing arose. Butler, Party of Two by Danielle Rainey spoke to me yet again this week. First was her post on anonymous encouragement but today's post on Unrealistic Expectations and what to do with that struck a chord with me. 

Similarly, I feel overwhelmed with trying to perform in all areas of my life: wife, friend, employee, student, daughter, church member, volunteer, etc that at the end of the day I'm not sure why. Despite the confusion the Lord promises strength and to lift us up because we are His. The hard part is remembering that during all the mess life throws at us. 

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