Have you ever felt absolutely pushed to the very limits of your spiritual, emotional, mental and physical strength? I have. Often.
Today just happens to be one of those days.
But that’s okay, because the truth is I don’t have enough strength on my own to take all the pushes and pulls that circumstances and people bring into my life. I was never meant to do life or relationships in my own strength.
None of us were. No matter how strong–or right or wise or self-justified in doing things our way–we may think we are. We all need God. All of the time.
It is a good thing–a very good thing–to really grasp (and to act like I remember!) how desperate I truly am, we all are, without God’s strength to keep us from falling. God wants us to rely on Him–His unfailing love and unlimited strength–all the time.
Those times when I haven’t relied on God’s strength, I have done some serious falling. And it’s not just me that gets hurt on my way down. Feeling pushed, I have often pushed back–in ego-centric, angry, self-justifying ways–instead of trusting God’s strength and listening to His song that would calm my thoughts and lift my heart.
God is my only true help when life and people push and pull on me. God is is my only strength. My only song. My only salvation.
And nothing and nobody pushes God around!
I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me. The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. Psalm 118:13-14
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane