“Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus,
will personally RESTORE, ESTABLISH, STRENGTHEN, & SUPPORT you
after you have suffered a little while.”
~I Peter 5:10
Do you ever feel like you are required and called to be “Superwoman?” Believing and striving to be all things to all people is extremely exhausting! Jesus has called me to a lot, but saving the world is not on the list. I’m so grateful that I can fully trust and rely on Him to support me in this life and that I do not have to tackle a single task in life on my own.
Striving to be enough on our own is defeating. A powerful confession for those of us who are tired of trying to conquer the world on our own is this; “I will never be enough without Jesus!”
Asking for help is very difficult for me. After much toiling on my own I always find myself in place of immense weariness. Satan know this is my weakness so he leads me to believe that I can handle the pressures and responsibilities of my life all by myself. This is a lie that leads me to feeling overwhelmingly distressed. David must have felt very much to same. I cling to his words from 2 Samuel 22:17-20
“He reached down from heaven and took hold of me; He pulled me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my distress,
but the Lord was my support. He brought me out to a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.” God has a magnificent way of SUPPORTING me! He whispers encouragement to me from
His Word and He also whispers to those around me who are faithfully willing to lend a hand. I am so very grateful for my family and friends who realize when I’m struggling and do not allow me to fight my battles alone. My independent nature doesn’t always make it easy for others to lend a hand. Sometimes they have to press in firmly and insist that I accept their help. I am brought to the spacious places in life when I am surrounded by those who love and support me and we are doing life together.
Just as God prompts others to help and support me, He prompts me in times I need to press in to their lives as well. We live in such a “good and fine” world. We ask those around us how they are doing and we get these “good and fine” responses. We must not settle for these casual replies. We need to be sensitive to our friends and family and be willing to press in even when they may attempt to push us away. We are BETTER TOGETHER! Open your life to the SUPPORT of others, and take time to press in to SUPPORT them. God rescues us in the midst of these relationships.