Monday 20th of February 2017
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Grief is exhausting. Physically we are fatigued. Mentally we are spent.
Emotionally we are drained. Spiritually we are crushed. Weariness seems
to cast a shadow over all of life. We drag through the days. We are without
strength and without power.
Our bodies need to be refreshed with sleep and recreation. Our minds need
to be stimulated with hopeful thoughts about our future. Our hearts need
to be soothed. Our spirits need to be infused with a desire to engage in
God comes to us in the weariness and weakness of grief with gifts of strength
and power. God does not shame us for our weakness. God does not reject us
for being too weary to function. We may be tempted to refuse God’s gifts
either because we want to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps, or because
we don’t believe we are entitled to receive good gifts. But, nevertheless,
God offers us good gifts in seasons of grief. God offers strength and power.
When we can admit our need and are ready to be honored by the Giver of these
gifts, they can be ours.
I am weary, Lord.
Sometimes I think I am suppose to stay weary.
I do not feel entitled to be strong.
And sometimes I want to manage without your help.
I don’t feel that I deserve help.
Thank you for your offer of strength and power.
Give me strength today.
Give me the power I need to make it through this day.
Give me the grace to accept your gifts.
Strengthen and empower me as I grieve today.
Copyright 2017 Dale and Juanita Ryan
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