New Strength

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Our puppy, Baxter, seemed to be at his most ornery and disagreeable when he was tired. Come to think about it, so do I.

Being overly tired and stressed seems to bring out our worst, wouldn’t you agree?

For most of us by the end of our day we’ve depleted our energy reserves, at least that’s true for me. I’m drained and have nothing more to give. I need rest. I need new strength. I need God to fill me back up with his Spirit and his strength so I can press on for another day.

Some of us have health issues which zap us physically. Some of us have demanding jobs or families which zap us mentally. Some of us have trying situations that zap us spiritually. Some of us deal with issues that zap us in each of these areas.

We become tired physically, mentally, and spiritually because the road we’re on seems so long and unending.

We trudge through problems that test our resolve, yet we don’t give up hope because we know Jesus hears and listens when we cry out to him.

We place our hope in Christ alone.

Our Deliverer.

Our Redeemer.

The Lover of our soul.

Christ is the One whose mercies are new every morning. He is the One who restores our soul and gives us the strength for each day. Jesus is the One who refreshes us as only he can.

When you become weary and tired, what do you do to renew your strength for the road you’re on?

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You were tired because your road was so long, yet you did not say, ‘There is no hope.’ You found new strength, so you did not become weak. Isaiah 57:10

I wish you well.

Sandy

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We Can Trust God’s Wisdom

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At some point in our lives I imagine most of us have had someone tell us, “Trust me. I know what I’m doing.” We may have said it ourselves.

While the results of that trust could vary from totally trusting the person does, indeed, know what they are doing, to thinking, “Are you kidding? I wouldn’t trust you if my life depended on it.”

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Sometimes those who ask us to trust them have evil intent. They prey on the innocent and take from their victims.

Sometimes they make claims their ability  can’t back up.

Sometimes we are asked to trust without proof what we’re being asked to believe is fact.

There have been times someone asked for my trust, and I trusted. Sometimes with good results. Sometimes with not so good results. There have also been times I was asked to trust someone and replied, “I wouldn’t trust you if my life depended on it.” And for good reason.

While there are many, many people in this world clamoring for our trust, there is one we need never question whether he’ll come through on his promises or not.

God is trustworthy and true.

The Bible is trustworthy and true.

Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins courtesy pixabayis trustworthy and true.

We can trust in God’s perfect will for our lives whether that brings sunshine or rain because we know his wisdom is matchless.

And most importantly, we can trust God because our lives really do depend on it.

How do you decide who to trust and who not to trust?

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Lord All-Powerful, you are God. You have promised me some very good things, and you can be trusted to do what you promise. 2 Samuel 7:28 (CEV)

I wish you well.

Sandy

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