There are two things I’ve been telling myself a lot lately…
* You’re stronger than you feel.
* You don’t have to have everything figured out right now.
I’ve never really had a mantra, but maybe now I do because I can tell you these two sentences have helped me breathe a little easier.
Not because of anything I’ve tried to do, but because of what I know God can do.
On those really rough days when I feel like everything might cave in on me, I remind myself that how I feel can’t always be trusted.
How I feel and what I know to be true don’t always line up.
I might feel weak, but I know God is strong.
When I feel defeated, I know God is never defeated.
“He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.” Isaiah 40:28b-29 NLT
I’m stronger than I feel because God’s strength never runs out.
How I feel depends on what I can see and what I know, but God knows what I don’t. He’s not surprised by events or taken off guard. He knows what’s coming next. He sees it all.
I’m stronger than I feel because God is in control. Every day. All the time. Which means I don’t have to have it all figured out. And what a relief that is because no matter how hard I try, I just can’t.
But God can. He is in the details. No matter how big or small, God knows every bit of His plans.
When I don’t see any possible way, God knows the way.
What looks impossible to me is never impossible for God.
He weaves all the details of life together in ways we can’t imagine or understand. But in ways that astound us and leave us in awe.
I don’t have to have everything figured out before I take the next step because God does have it figured out. He knows where He’s leading me. I just have to follow.
I’m stronger than I feel because God is stronger than I could ever be. And I don’t have to figure it all out because He already has it figured out. Down to the very last detail.
His plan. His way. And His peace that passes all understanding.
“The Lord gives his people strength.
The Lord blesses them with peace.”
Psalms 29:11 NLT
By Laura Rath