Find Your Strength
Have you ever attempted to build up your strength again in post-recovery? It is definitely a process, be that from having had a medical procedure, a case of the flu, pulling an all-nighter for some reason or another. In each case, we need to take the time to rest and let our body and minds recover, letting ourselves build up strength in order to get back to normal. Having just had surgery myself, I was off for weeks on end in recovery mode, doing the bare-minimum, including walking and lifting, in order to recover my strength and not cause any harm to the healing process. It is definitely a challenge, especially when you're used to being up and moving on your feet all day long. God tells us that we need to be at peace and trust that we can find strength in Him, not trying to pull off the impossible by ourselves. So often we try to do the impossible, tackling the world like superheroes, and not really taking any time to rest, for peace and giving ourselves to God, trusting that His will can be done in our lives. Think about it, do you find time for peace and trust God will give you the strength you need when the time comes, or do you fill with worry and let yourself become worn?
Today's Reading states: 'Hannah also prayed and said, "My heart exults in the LORD; my strength is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in thy salvation. The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble gird on strength. Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn. The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low, he also exalts. He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and on them he has set the world"' (1 Samuel 2:1, 4-8).
Today's reading talks about how we find strength in God. God gives us everything that we need to be the best version of ourselves and really live our lives to the fullest, getting the most out of each and every moment. It's not always easy to be hopeful, especially on those days where we look ahead at the days with dread. It's important t trust and ask for the strength we need to face the day, to face and tackle any challenge as it comes. We have nothing to fear when we ask God to be by our side, accepting His will. Take some time today to pray and ask God to give you strength.
Today we pray:
Thank You for giving me the strength I need each day to be the best version of myself. Help me to do my best to trust in You and follow Your will each day.
I pray in Your most holy name, Amen.