I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. – (Philippians 4:13, NIV)
Christ is the one who gives me the strength I need to do whatever I must do. – (Philippians 4:13, ERV)
I can be content in any and every situation through the Anointed One who is my power and strength. – (Philippians 4:13, VOICE)
Well, today was clear evidence of exactly what this verse conveys. Despite feeling as if I were drowning in a sea of screen switching and multitasking, my first day of remote teaching was completed, albeit, rough and raw with countless flaws. Seeing and interacting with my new groups of sixth graders, made the struggle worthwhile. They answered questions, followed along, and even asked for my help to navigate to their next class or activity. His strength was present throughout, as I persevered in spite of the snags, and I have fresh resolve to try again tomorrow, trusting that I can only improve from here. So, for today, I can be content in our current circumstance and trust that He will continue to give me the strength I need for each new day. May we ever seek the Lord in all things, for He supplies all that we need to do what we are called to do.
And “chatting” with all;
The margin for flaws,
Is truly not small.
Yet, in the crazy,
His strength is enough;
To keep pressing on,
Even when it’s tough.
So, dig deep, listen,
Trust we can do all;
Not in our own strength,
In His, who holds all.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we can do all things in Your strength, as You call us to do. Thank You that our capacity to do difficult things is not dependent on our ability, but rather on Yours. Forgive us for the times that our faith falters in the face of adversity. Teach us to trust You and draw strength from You. Show us how to love, encourage and support those around us, so that they too, may discover how much can be accomplished in You. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You to be our strength, knowing that we can accomplish more than we could hope or imagine, when we place our lives in Your hands. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this. – Psalm 37:5