I was particularly encouraged by a group of verses yesterday and thought I might not be the only one who needs to hear them right now! It would probably be a longer story than necessary to delve into all the reasons I am feeling so discouraged and defeated this week, but these few thoughts strung together from different places in God’s Word meet me right where I am and help me fix my eyes on what truly matters ~ MY SAVIOR, for HE is able!
Be of good courage – HE will strengthen your heart.
Be of good comfort – rise, HE is calling you.
Before they call, I will answer.
HE IS ABLE…
ABLE to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think.
ABLE to make all grace abound… all sufficiency in all things… abundance for every good work.
ABLE to save those who come to God through Him.
ABLE to keep you from stumbling.
ABLE to keep what I have committed to Him.
ABLE to transform our lowly body, conformed to His glorious body.
Do you believe that I AM ABLE to do this?
[Psalm 31:24, Mark 10:49, Isaiah 65:24, 2 Timothy 1:12, Ephesians 3:20, 2 Corinthians 9:8, Hebrews 7:25, Jude 24, Philippians 3:21, Matthew 9:28-29]
Whatever my struggle, whatever my weakness, do I trust that HE is able? Can I let it all melt away, simply come into His presence, leave my cares at His feet and say “Yes, Lord. THANK YOU for all that You are, all that You are doing. I trust You, for You are trustworthy. I know that You will walk me through whatever is robbing me of Your peace and Your joy today… Do I believe that You are able? Yes, Lord.”