Happy Monday morning, Friends. I hope you had an amazing weekend. If your weekend was anything like mine, you needed some help along the way. 🙂
If you caught my periscope, I talked about just how crazy of a week I had leading up to the weekend… nothing too major… all of our cars stopped working, my son was sick and home from school for 3 days, and I was just tired. I realize compared to someone else, my week was a piece of cake. But you know what God reminded me? That no matter what I’m facing, I can either choose to look at that circumstance and be frustrated and defeated OR I can receive His grace that He provided for me through Jesus Christ and be strengthened.
I was reminded of the story of Paul in 2nd Corinthians 12 where he talked about having a thorn in his side and he asked the Lord three times to remove it…. He asked him 3 times!!! And look what the Lord said,
8 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away.
9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”
Right there in my kitchen, I lifted my hands and thanked God for His grace. In an instant, my burden was lifted, joy was restored, and I felt like I could make it. Now of course my cars were still not working and my son still needed to get back to school. But my spirit was renewed and my heart was encouraged and I could see clearer past the gloom of the frustration that was trying to settle in on me.
I want to encourage you today. As you start out this work week, don’t try to go at it alone and in your own ability. Lift your eyes beyond the hills to where your help is and receive the GRACE that the Father has already provided for you today.