Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday Morning Stretching

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.  –Psalm 34:4 

Spiritual growth is like physical growth in that we have to be stretched in order to grow stronger.  Sometimes I pray and acknowledge that God is stretching me, yet if you are anything like me, you wonder how much more stretching you can take.  Each new challenge, every new obstacle in our path, and each difficulty is an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth.  We either grow through the experience or we fall apart.  Growth is always the better outcome.  Since God is the source of our strength, faith in Him results in forward progress with a brighter outlook rather than giving up.

No doubt you are facing difficulties today.  Your problems could range from battling depression, a long term illness, or a rebellious child.  Any of these has the potential to rob us of the peace and joy we would like to have.  Let me challenge you to trust the Lord with the trials you are facing and claim the peace that is ours in Christ.  God has a plan and you are not alone.  Take heart, rise up, and walk forward to a better, brighter day.  Try as we might, we cannot hide from our problems.  A spiritual approach is to face them head on and walk forward in God’s power.

Yes, it is Monday morning, and perhaps you are feeling down.  Pray for strength, claim God’s power, be thankful, count your blessings, and resolve just for today to live life to the fullest.  God has a plan and it’s going to be a great day.

How can I pray for you today?  Feel free to leave me a comment in the comments section and tell me what’s on your mind.  As always, you may comment anonymously.  Maybe you need to get something off your chest.  I welcome the opportunity to come alongside you and encourage you today.

God bless you. 


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    1. Thanks - I appreciate your kind words. I hope you were encouraged and I also hope you have a blessed day.