Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Verses that inspire us
We find so many gems in the Word.
Many times we read verses that are very familiar to us, and the Spirit shows us new meanings, or He shows us a new way that we need to apply a verse to our lives.
What a blessing that can be!
Recently I was touched by this verse:
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is
made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly
of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
(II Corinthians 2:9)
I was reading in my devotional book, and the thought for the day was truly convicting. Let's get real here, OK? I have a real problem with "letting go and letting God." Oy.
So often, I want to tell Him about a problem, and then get up from my knees and work and work and plan and manipulate, and solve the problem myself. I found that my heart was heavy as I read that verse and realized my sinful state. I was showing a lack of faith. What I needed to do was to hold my hand open, and let Him hold both my hand, and my problem.
What a difference it made to the state of my heart! I'm not saying He's done with me yet, for I am weak, and I will probably forget! But doing a better job of trusting Him to do what He has said He'll do . . . that made all the difference!
How about you?
Do you have this problem?
Or have you a verse to share, that has inspired you in a different area of your life?