Too many times I have thought, “I can’t do this” – “I can’t make it through” – “I’m just not strong enough.” And yet I did, and I have, and I am now… because Someone bigger gives me courage. It’s in my weakness that He is strong!
When my mom was suffering with the effects of Hydrocephalus and especially after my dad’s death, she would tell me day after day, “I don’t want to do this anymore, I can’t do this, I’m all finished.” I would say again, “You are stronger than you think, you are braver than you know.”
My mom was a grounded Christ Follower, full of God’s Word. She had walked with the LORD for a long time. I knew He who was in her was greater than anything else. She just needed reminding. The courage to continue was in her Spirit, God had placed it there.
I have felt the same way. Sometimes life just seems all hills going up. Difficulty, obstacle, frustration and confusion. You want a break or a break-through, but it’s climb, climb, climb. This is for me today: “You’re stronger than you think, you’re braver than you know.”
There is an Unseen One beside me, climbing with me. He is my Shield and Strength. He is my Deliverer and Protector. He has put the courage to continue inside my spirit.
“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed…” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,” 2 Corinthians 4:17