Our Lord gives us exactly what we need when we need it – He is so great!!! I’ve been struggling lately and feeling kind of hopeless. I’ve spent the last couple of days just asking for strength and patience and spent a lot of time in my Bible seeking Him.
I’ve started doing a little running on my walks lately. I am so not a runner so I can only run for a block at a time so end up alternating between running and walking one block at a time. It takes me my entire walking block to recover from each of my running blocks. I’m talking burning lungs and completely out of breath – it’s downright pathetic!! So this morning I head out for my walk with a freshly downloaded audiobook of The Bible on my phone to listen to. I walk for my normal warm-up blocks and then began running. To my surprise at the end of my running block I’m feeling great and so I continue on to the second block. As I’m halfway through the second block I realize my lungs aren’t burning, I’m not short of breath and The Lord is absolutely with me!! I ran four blocks straight this morning and ended it feeling absolutely great! I felt His presence with me so strongly – hard to even describe. He gave me exactly what I needed right now – His reassurance that there is no need for hopelessness; He IS with me!! My lack of strength and patience from yesterday are replaced with feelings of hope for tomorrow. Have I ever mentioned how great our God is!?!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.