Everybody has off days, everybody falls short and if there is anything I am learning in this first year of marriage is that I am just not enough. I don't have enough love to give to my husband, I will never be able to provide a love like Jesus, and I am not always faithful with my time with the Lord.
But then, just when I feel too small or too inadequate or too_____, God grants GRACE! The grace that fills my heart with joy. Softens my spirit and reassures me that everything will be ok. That God is good, and I am loved.I want to share another snipit from "Jesus Calling" a devotional book by Sarah Young.
"It is good that you recognize your weakness. That keeps you looking to Me, for strength. Abundant life is not necessarily health and wealth; it is living in continual dependence on Me. Instead of trying to fit this ay into preconceived mold, relax and be on the lookout for what I am doing. This mindset will free you to enjoy Me and find what I have planned for you to do. This is far better than trying to make things go according to your own plans.
Don't take yourself so seriously. Lighten up and laugh with Me. You have Mae on you side, so what are you worried about? I can equip you to do absolutely anything, as long as it is My will. The more difficult your day, the more I yearn to help you. Anxiety wraps you up in yourself, trapping you in your own thoughts. When you look to Me and whisper My name, you break free and receive My help. Focus on Me, and you will find Peace in my Presence." Philippians 4:13 Proverbs 17:22
This whole things is talking about JOY! Deep joy that is we choose to accept from Christ everyday in the midst of our weakness. It is our weaknesses that bring us closer to Him, so that He can fill in the gaps. So for Verse 06, I am focusing on JOY!
Proverbs 17:22 "A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" ESV