A busy week, a long day, patience about to disappear, more work ahead, stress is rising – How do you find strength to keep going?
Many of the scriptures I memorized as a child have been my strength in moments such as these.
Finding Strength in Scripture
- When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rockthat is higher than I. Psalm 61:2
- My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. Psalm 73:26
- The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. Lamentations 3:24
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalm 121:1-8
- And my favorite: For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:15
Finding Strength in Worship
Recently I had a chance to steal away and be still before the Lord during an early morning. It was after sunrise, but still early. I walked out to the edge of the shore and basked in the Lord's glory.
The silence, the majesty, the calm… words cannot truly describe how His presence refreshed my soul during those few moments of worship.
I didn't have to put my toes in the sand to feel my earthliness.
I didn't need to feel the waves thrashing against my legs to feel his power.
The simple quiet viewing His glory shining across the waters and into my heart overwhelmed me. My God is power. He is my strength. I will praise Him as I continue to obey Him and expect Him to accomplish through me all He has set out to do.
How about you, sweet friend?
How long has it been since you had a few quiet moments alone with the Lord? Can you do that today? Maybe it won't be at the shore, but in your car, in your closet, in your kitchen… somewhere – I encourage you set aside all else and bask in His glory and His strength for a few moments.