I am a glass half full kind of person. I can’t help it really. I am blessed with being able to see different sides of a situation and I am naturally drawn to the full side. But sometimes my glass gets tipped over. It throws me off and it takes a bit to get it upright again. It’s like one of those days when gravity always wins and no good deed goes unpunished. There is a line in Psalm 22 that describes it for me exactly. “I am poured out like water…” Wow. If you have ever felt this way you know exactly the feeling David was describing. It feels like I am spent and I have nothing more. I have often heard well meaning believers say that God won’t give you more than you can handle. Well I don’t think that is exactly true. Without getting into a Scripture debate I declare my proof is in life. I know because at this moment I have more than I can handle. You disagree? You think I am handling? I am certainly not doing it in my own power. I am spent. Poured out like water. I think I have misplaced my glass and I am not going to look for it. Instead I will paraphrase 2 Corinthians 12:9 His strength is made perfect in my weakness.
Thanks JoAnne for reminding me!
In Faith, Deanna
Praying for you to feel God’s strength and peace t, along with complete healing.
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Deanna, as I continue to lift you up in my prayers I felt your words so immensely today. He is our strength and knowing His strength can carry us through is so crucial on our journeys that we walk. Just remember that resting in His arms will help sustain you.
As I was out today I heard the song STAND IN YOUR LOVE by Bethel Music and I was praising Him and praying for His love to sustain on your journey.
Deanna, when I was a kid, one of the first songs I remember being sung in church was “Victory in Jesus”. We are promised victory. I try to remember that promise no matter how dark times get. You’ve sure known me in some really bad times. I do love you so much and pray for you every day.
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I love that song! I can hardly sing it without tearing up. Yes we do know the end of the story and that is what encourages me through tough times. Victory! I love you!