Lately, I can identify with little Rachel in this photo.
I'm really amazed at how emotions and uncertainty drain my energy. I'm a person who prefers to:
- Stay in my comfort zone
- Set goals and discipline myself to stay on schedule
- Plan my future
- Study and read up on things I don't understand
That's fine when I'm walking by sight. I can pretty much keep things under control.
But right now there are circumstances in my life that:
- I didn't plan.
- I didn't ask for.
- I dislike going through.
- I don't know what the outcome will be.
However, I believe God is teaching me ...to walk by faith.
Instead of relying on my own strength, which is pretty strong given my Viking heritage, I need to rely on the Lord. I need to stay close to the Lord and trust and obey Him each step of the way.
This has been a difficult lesson for me to learn.
But in the midst of my trials, I know that the Lord has a plan and a purpose for my life. And I'm thankful that nothing happens to me that isn't filtered first through ...His fingers of love.
Where does your strength come from?
I'm learning that my strength comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. He is El Shaddai and nothing is impossible with Him.
Where are you getting your strength to handle the personal challenges you may be facing? Are you looking to your spouse, finances, social position, power or the government to meet your needs? I encourage you to share a comment below.