Mornings with God

Meditating Psalm 28:7

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped:  therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him,” (Psalm 28:7).

Good morning.

As wives, mothers, employees, employers, and ministers, we have a lot on our plates.  It gets exhausting at times.  It feels as though we’re pulled in multiple directions simultaneously.  Any given day can find us in prayer with God, paying bills, scheduling doctor appointments, giving eight hours to our employers, driving the kids to basketball, football, or baseball games, counseling God’s people, planning creative ways to grow our business, writing bible study lessons or sermons, and spending quality time with hubby.

Sometimes I just want to kick off my shoes, lay back, and chill…but I can’t.  There’s too much to get done.  I need some strength.  I need some help.  Does this sound like you too?  I’m sure it does.  Help is on the way.

David reminds us in today’s verse that God is our strength.  God empowers us.  This verse reminds me of Isaiah 40:31 which encourages us that when we wait on the Lord, He will renew our strength.  Renewed strength is what we need.  I can’t afford for my strength to be depleted and neither can you.

Don’t misunderstand me.  Of course we need rest.  We need to recharge our batteries.  However, we find encouragement in the Word that the Holy Spirit is our Helper.  God sent the Holy Spirit to come along side us to ensure we get everything we need – to DO everything He needs us to DO.

So, let’s stick with David and place our trust in God.  He knows every bill that needs to be paid.  He knows every concern we have about our health and our families’ health.  He knows every bible study lesson and sermon that needs to be written.

He will come through for us.  So we can praise and rejoice.  We can look forward to hope with great expectation because He’s on our side.  Be encouraged today in knowing you have the best Helper in the universe waiting to help you with every issue concerning you.

~Aretha

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