By His Strength
By Christy Young
I have cried myself to sleep endless nights with the worry, confusion, and discord that often occurs in my life. Praying Lord, please take these struggles away from me! Sometimes not understanding why these obstacles have come my way, why my family is faced with heartache??? I have felt broken and defeated; hanging on by a thread.
God Is With Me
Often God does not take away my problems but gives me refuge. In my weakness, I find strength in God. The Bible teaches us that He is our present help in the time of need. In 2 Corinthians 12:10, the Bible says; “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” Even in our struggles, our mess…saving grace steps in to save us and hold us tight. Sometimes our problems seem so BIG and we feel as if God has forsaken us. I have often questioned why God hasn’t answered my prayers or lightened my load. But I can attest that He never has left my side no matter what the circumstance may have been. Through all the turmoil and struggles, God’s presence shines bright strengthening my faith and teaching me to abide in Him. Struggles and pain will not last forever.
Find Comfort In Jesus
As a child of God, I know a better day is coming. His grace is sufficient! This world is not all there is. He has gone to prepare a place for us (a place with no more heartache, no more pain) and HE will come again…Halleluiah! While we are here, struggling with everyday problems and pain; remember to trust God and know that He is always faithful. Hebrews 13:5, promises us that God will never leave us or forsake us. As you approach the coming days meditate on the lyrics of the song; “Lord, I Need You”, “Lord I come, I confess, Bowing here I find my rest, Without You, I fall apart, You’re the One who guides my Heart, Lord I need you Oh I Need You, Every Hour I Need You, My one defense, Your Righteousness, Oh God How I Need You.” Remember by His Strength we are made strong. God is much bigger than any problem that we may face. Find your strength, your refuge, and shelter in the arms of Jesus.
Christy Young is the blessed wife of Chris Young and proud mother of Hunter and Holden. She is a life-long resident of Mitchell County, works at Mitchell County Finance Office, and is a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church.