At times pretending to have strength seems like a good solution when we are feeling weak. But if we're looking for an authentic relationship with God, we know that pretending to be strong in Him just doesn't work. It only leaves us feeling empty. God never expects us to have spiritual strength, nor does He want us to just get by in life with our weakness. At those difficult times, it is wise to call on God for extra strength and for His strength to help sustain you when your own strength fails.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships,in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  2 Corinthians 12:9-11 (NIV)

A prayer for strength is often needed during difficult times. God is always here for us, to give us strength and lift our hearts when all seems hopeless.

Today's Prayer:

O Lord, we call upon You in our time of difficulty, that You give us the strength and will to bear our heavy burdens. Be mindful of us and have mercy on us while we struggle to comprehend life's hardships.

Keep us ever in Your watch, til we can walk again with light hearts and renewed spirits.

Published by Dr. A. Francine Green