May 30, 2016
I'll Help You
I remember sitting at the kitchen table one night feeling almost overwhelmed by a project I was faced with. Just as I was about to give up and go to bed, the Lord's still, small voice" spoke to my heart and said, "I'll help you."
I knew then that it is never His will or intention to have us struggle through our work alone. He's always there to help and empower us, if only we'll let Him. That night I let Him "carry the ball" and finished in half the time! What about you? Have you given up on something today and gone to bed discouraged or in despair? If so, meditate on the following scripture as you go to sleep. "...do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand... For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you" (Isaiah 41:10 and 13, NIV).
Let Him take hold of your hand right now. Determine in your heart that before you tackle that huge mountain of work facing you tomorrow you will stop and invite Him to help. Allow Him to carry the load and rejoice in the victory together?
God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:
Dear Father, thank You for wanting to guide and work with me in everything I do. Flow through me and make me a willing, yielded vessel, fit for Your use. I surrender all self-effort to You. Turn any works of my flesh into works of Life through You! The psalmist cried out "establish the work of our hands for us..." and tonight I praise You for establishing the works of my hands from this day on! In Jesus' Name, Amen.