As spring time has arrived I’ve had the pleasure of watching some people outside enjoying the nice weather by flying kites. I always love the time of year when winter turns to spring, and seeing kites in the sky reminds me of a story that I used with children during my days as a teacher and a missionary. The story was about a kite that desired to fly through the air like a jet. He tried very hard to be like a jet, but he simply didn’t have the right source of power.
Sometimes I feel like that little kite, and I know many others can relate to that as well. There are days when I look at the list of things I need to do and I simply don’t feel that I can get it all done. I’m sure you can relate to those days of an overwhelming feeling of not having the power that is needed.
Perhaps there’s a mental challenge in front of you that you don’t feel adequate to handle. Or do you lack emotional strength to overcome that giant hurdle in front of you? It doesn’t matter if the challenge you face is physical, mental, emotional or even spiritual, God promises that He has the power to strengthen you. Just look at what the Bible says:
In Isaiah it says that God’s strength is given to the weary and His power to the weak.
In Romans chapter 8 we read that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us when we pray, because we don’t always know what we should be praying for.
In the 12th chapter of II Corinthians we read that God’s grace is sufficient for us. Paul says that he will gladly boast about his own weakness, because in his own weakness God’s power will be given to him. He goes as far as to say that he delights in weakness and hardships because when he is week he becomes strong with God’s help.
Isn’t that incredible? What ever challenges you are facing, you can pray to God and ask for His power to help you through it. All of that power is available to you and to me. That’s amazing! Just recognize your own human limitations and look to Him for help.
Lord, I no longer feel bad about having weakness and human limitations. I’ve learned that those things help me to trust in You more, and I rely on Your power to get me through difficult times. Thank you for always being there for me and for giving me the strength that I need.
Dr. Ann Shorb is the founder of Christian counseling organization in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Dr. Shorb works with a wide variety of issues, helping couples, families and individuals. She works with marriage issues, AD/HD, anxiety and grief, overcoming depression and more.
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