I can’t, but He can

Facing our own limitations is never easy, especially when we desperately want to affect change in a difficult situation for ourselves or others.  “There is nothing I can do” becomes our helpless refrain.

BUT GOD.

How comforting to know that when we can’t, He can. 

For today’s breakfast “psalm,” I pray these few verses from 𝘋𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘓𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵, as well as timely lyrics from the hymn “Be Still My Soul,” might meet you in that place and bring fresh strength and a surge of stubborn HOPE! 🌿

𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦. ⁣

𝘏𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦.⁣

𝘏𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶.⁣

𝘞𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘴,⁣

𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳⁣

𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘎𝘖𝘋 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘶𝘴.⁣

⁣𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦⁣

𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯.⁣

 𝐍𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝟏𝟏:𝟏𝟒, 𝟐 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝟏:𝟏𝟐, 𝐈 𝐏𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟓:𝟕, 𝟐 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟒:𝟕, 𝐉𝐨𝐞𝐥 𝟑:𝟏𝟔

. . .

𝘉𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭, 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘎𝘖𝘋 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦;⁣

𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘧 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯;⁣

𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘎𝘖𝘋 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦,⁣

𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯.⁣

𝘉𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥⁣

𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘫𝘰𝘺𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘦𝘯𝘥.⁣

 ⁣

𝘉𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭, 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘎𝘖𝘋 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦⁣

𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵.⁣

𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘬𝘦;⁣

𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵.⁣

𝘉𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸⁣

𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘝𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘶𝘳𝘺 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘨𝘰.⁣

 ⁣

𝘉𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯⁣

𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘎𝘖𝘋’𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦;⁣

𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘧, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘦,⁣

𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦’𝘴 𝘫𝘰𝘺𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘥, 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦.⁣

𝘉𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵,⁣

𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵.

(Kathrina von Schlegel, 1855)

sunset’s glow, Bennington Lake, Nebraska

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