Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, in confident desperation:
“…strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance…”
That’s the kind of endurance I need, Jesus.
I’ve already discovered –
the ordinary garden variety of endurance
Not nearly enough.
I can hang in there for a while…
but then it starts to get to me.
People approach me from all sides.
The issues keep stacking up.
On top of that
I begin to experience personal problems
challenges that negatively affect
my ability to handle everything else.
That’s about the time I throw up my hands and confess:
“It’s too much!
I can’t do this!”
Of course I’m aware of Your promise:
You won’t load me up with more than I can carry.
I’m just letting You know (as if You didn’t know already):
Right about now…
I could use some of that “power and glorious might.”
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.