Jesus Calling

Jeremy and I just had a giggle at today’s Jesus Calling devotional. Man does he know us!

August 31

Grow strong in your weakness.Some of My children I’ve gifted with abundant strength and stamina. Others, like you, have received the humble gift of frailty. Your fragility is not a punishment, nor does it indicate lack of faith. On the contrary, weak ones like you must live by faith, depending on Me to get you through the day. I am developing your ability to trust Me, to lean on Me, rather than on your understanding. Your natural preference is to plan out your day, knowing what will happen when. My preference is for you to depend on Me continually, trusting Me to guide you and strengthen you as needed. This is how you grow strong in your weakness.

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”
—James 4:13–15

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
—Proverbs 3:5 amp

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
—Isaiah 40:28–31

3 thoughts on “Jesus Calling

  1. Wow, how fitting is that? Who knows what tomorrow holds, but our Lord! He sure has strengthened the 2 of you, and lots of Faithful Blog followers. He will open a door when and where he knows it should open….

  2. Oh my gosh! I TOTALLY thought of Ryman and you both this morning when I read that!!! God finds so many different ways to speak to us, but that book has really hit the nail on the head many, many times!! Loving you and Missing you! You stay in our daily prayers!! Kiss Miss Ryman for me!!

  3. Every one of my prayers for your amazing family! I am so ecstatic for this gift of life for Ryman. She is such an important little woman! Thank you Jesus for your goodness and for your life blood that flows through her and us.

    I so wish I could be there to support an love you all, but please know I am loving you all from far away!

    Each of you have blessed my life by knowing you.

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