At times, it can be hard to find our inner strength. When we feel discouraged, defeated, or caught up in the chaos of our life, we tend to doubt our capabilities. We get so tangled in our circumstances that we forget who is sovereign over it all.
Psalms 29:11 states, “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.
On those tough days, do you pray for strength? Do you allow God to give you that strength?
If we are still trying to control our circumstances, even while praying, we are limiting the possibility of how God can work into our lives. If life were to be perfect and easy, then we would have no need for a God. It’s okay to be honest with Him and ask for strength. Allow Him to work in you and through you.
With Easter approaching, we should remind ourselves of the one that took our burdens first.
The one who sacrificially gave his life so we could live ours.
The one who conquered the grave with strength and forgiveness, so that we can live our lives seeking to know God more and more.
This type of strength and grace that Jesus portrayed on the cross is the reason why we are living today. Let this symbolic act of courage inspire you to show some grace to yourself as well. God knows we are not perfect and just wants us to make ourselves available to Him.
It’s okay to ask Him for strength. Through prayer, seeking His face, and giving Him control, that strength may come easier to you than you think.