Just because you don’t feel like being yourself is good enough doesn’t mean you should act like someone else just to please those around you. God made you. He made one of you. He said the world wasn’t perfect without you. Just be you. Because you is all you are meant to be.
So do not fear, for I am with you. -Isaiah 41:10
How many times have you heard the phrase, “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle?” Does that mean that God gave us anxiety because He thought we could handle it? Does that mean my friend is suffering because God thought she could handle it? Of course not.
Let’s change this phrase a little bit. “God walks with you through everything you’re given.” Does that sound better? Here the phrase is telling us that God sees we are struggling and walks with us. He was there before we even started to struggle. God won’t leave you alone.
Please don’t hang your hat because you think you are weak. Your strength is not determined by others. You are strong. You are courageous. You are God’s Masterpiece. And God loves his artwork enough to be with it every step of the process. That process is our lives.
My prayer for you this week:
Father, You tell us that You’ll never leave us. How did we get so lucky that You God could love us so much? Please open the eyes of those reading this post, let them see that You have been walking with them. That You are walking with them. Let them feel peace knowing you will walk with them. Let them feel comfort knowing You don’t think they are weak. Lord, thank you so much for caring for each of us as if we were the only. Amen.
© 2018 Kiersten Smeal