As I am sure you have noticed, I was absent last week. It was a particularly busy week. It was a very long week. It was an exhausting week; physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausting.
We have had some setbacks in trying to find a place to rent.
Jayden had an extremely difficult week.
I am trying to get some health issues answered.
I am trying to pack, sell stuff, get rid of stuff and still provide for the daily needs in our home.
Life was looking quite difficult and very bleak last week.
And then I opened up my Jesus Calling Devotional by Sarah Young and this was the devotional for that day.
COME TO ME with empty hands and open heart, ready to receive abundant blessings. I know the depth and breadth of your neediness. Your life-path has been difficult, draining you of strength. Come to Me for nurture. Let Me fill you up with My Presence: I in you, and you in Me.
My Power flows most freely into weak ones aware of their need for Me. Faltering steps of dependence are not lack of faith; they are links to My Presence.
And then the children’s worship song, Jesus Loves me went through my head
Jesus loves me this I know
For the Bible tells me so
Everyone to Him belongs
They are weak, but He is strong
It took a children’s song to give me the reminder that while I am weak, my Father is strong.
While it was “just a children’s song” it takes us back to the simplicity of our faith. Sometimes, we need to get back to the basics, the simplicity, and remember that we are to have a child-like faith.
Why do I have to make it so complicated?
All God wants from me is my love and my trust.
Nothing more and nothing less.
Reading that devotional changed my whole outlook on the week. I had been trying to do it on my own. I needed to get on my knees and lay it at His feet. Because where I am very weak, He is always quite strong.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
~Isaiah 40: 29-31~
Today I am linking up with Better Mom Monday’s!