THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH AND MY SHIELD; MY HEART TRUSTS IN HIM, AND HE HELPS ME – PSALM 28:7
This verse is such an encouragement during times of trial and struggle. So, often when we feel weak, we pray, “Lord, give me strength.” There are many scriptures that talk about God being strong in our weakness. This verse reminds us that we shouldn’t depend on God just to give us strength, we should rely on Him to be our strength. A shepherd knows and anticipates what the needs of his flock are. Jesus as the Good Shepherd, knows our needs as well.
When someone is feeling worn out and weak, they are vulnerable…physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually … they are not at their best and they need protection and help. Jesus, as our Shepherd, offers that protection along with His strength. He puts a hedge of protection about us and keeps a watchful eye on us.
Our God in His goodness, supplies all that we need…always. As we trust Him, lean on Him and depend on Him, He helps us. Our ability to meet our challenges comes from the Lord. He is our strength, power and provider. He will not fail us.
If you are struggling today, don’t be afraid to trust the Lord…don’t think that you have to face things by yourself…come to Him in your weakness and find rest. Let Him lead you beside the still waters so He can restore your soul and help you to regain your strength.
©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay