Thursday – June 13, 2024

Proverbs 24-25; Psalm 41; 1 Thessalonians 2

by Becky Hill Martin

“If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.” Proverbs 24:10

Failing stinks. We’re wired to think that quitting or feeling weak is a big no-no. I mean, who enjoys being called a Loser? But every time I fail, I actually learn something.

God isn’t really fond of weakness either. He throws stuff our way because maybe our idea of the right path to take doesn’t line up with His. And the only way to get stronger is by leaning on God – trusting that He’s got your back through thick and thin.

When life’s hitting you hard, it’s easy to forget that God’s got a plan for you. His plan involves shaping us to be more like Jesus. He’s prepping us for the ultimate destination – Heaven. We’re not quite there yet. So, He’s using both the tough stuff and the good stuff to get us there.

So, when things get rough, don’t throw in the towel. Don’t faint, never give up.  Wait on the Lord.  Remember that Christ is strengthening you. Trust that He’s working out His agenda, and that it is better than yours, and give Him thanks for it.  You might be surprised at how strong He will make you.