Defeated and done, and struggling to carry on. Everywhere you turn it’s another challenge, situation, circumstance that wants to break your inner most being. It wants to bring you to your knees as you silently utter, no more, I can’t take anymore. There are too many valleys, not enough mountain tops, when oh when can we just breath, and be able to enjoy a little bit of breathing space between these times.
Oh heart, hold on! There is hope, there can be peace and it comes from God above. Your time of weakness and powerlessness is when it is poured upon you the most. Don’t you remember the promises that you have hidden within? The lessons you have learned, the truths revealed. That you are seen, you are known, nothing escapes your creator. He watches and intervenes in His own way. You have to believe, you have to trust, His grace is sufficient, His strength is above no other. Though the mountain tops are grand, it’s in the valley where you need to be. It’s in the valleys where you are flooded by His grace. It’s in the valleys when you need Him the most. It’s in the valleys where you learn how to grow. It’s in the valleys where you see Him revealed. It’s in the valleys that you will come out of stronger and more content. Grace wins! God’s grace!
It was in the valleys that Paul found his contentment in God even though he had struggles, he witnessed God’s sovereignty. He penned books in the Bible that we study today, it was through God’s grace and power for him to be able do this. Grace wins again! God’s grace!
“7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NKJV”