REFRESHED IN HIS LOVING ARMS
Do you ever feel as if you're going to make it out? Do you ever feel as if you're doing everything on your own, even while you're surrounded by others? Take a minute to rest in the arms of your loving Father. Life's difficulties can leave us exhausted and discouraged as if nothing will ever get better. We go about our daily lives, wondering if we will get everything done and if we will complete the task that has been assigned to us. We often feel like superwomen who have transformed into super moms, and by the end of the night, all we want to do is hit the pillow, but I encourage you to Faint Not.
Have you ever noticed that you were worrying about an issue and didn't know what to do or how you were going to get through something that had you utterly stumped? I ask this because, as I previously stated, do you ever feel as if you're going to make it, or that you're doing everything on your own? I'd want to point out that you're not doing everything on your own. This week, as we focus on our intimacy with our Father, He wants us to know that He is always there for us and that what He has planned for us is already done and complete. You are not alone; there is someone who unconditionally loves you. That is Jesus, the Father and He has given you the Holy Spirit.
I know talking about our Father and falling in love with Him, isn't everyday talk, but what is everyday talk is how much the enemy impacts and makes us want to give up, and become discouraged, heavy-hearted, and uncertain if we are going to make it to the other side. The Bible instructs us to encourage one another on a regular basis since the days are evil. It's no surprise that the Lord encourages us not to faint. We must listen to the Father's heart and recognize that if everyone abandons us and there is no one left. Our Heavenly Father is making a way for us; He provides the rent, the food on the tables, the clients to show up, and the restoration of our love for Him. Your life is not a waste of time! You are a warrior in the flesh, and your superpowers are the Holy Spirit and all the gifts that have been given to you.
Stand tall and square your shoulders back because you have been rescued by the most amazing, handsome, and glorious knight and shining armor. He is sitting on His horse, and He will soon arrive to take us to His heavenly home, where we shall all live happily ever after. Spoiler alert: There is a happy ending, and you are undoubtedly a part of it. In the meantime, you can lean on His companion, the Holy Spirit, and you can call on your Father whenever you feel like it.
3 Scriptures To Mediate On And Questions To Ask Yourself
As you face increasing demands from this world, remember that everything in this world belongs to the Lord, and that includes everything. Whatever you are worrying about, whether it is being attacked by the enemy or not being able to catch your breath, meditate on these scriptures, meditate on the word of God, seek Him with all your heart, and He will be found by you. Meet Him somewhere quiet where you may talk to Him and give him everything. He is a strong tower, therefore he can withstand whatever you throw at Him. He loves you and wants to grant you your heart's desires, but remember to first delight yourself in Him. Everything will come out well; it may not look the way you want it to, but it is absolutely being worked out. Continue to be joyful, in love with the Father, and remember that you are the apple of His eye.
Scripture #1: What are you most excited about when Jesus comes back?
John 14:1-3 (NIV)
"Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?  And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
Scripture #2: What kind of harvest are you looking to reap?
Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Scripture #3: Have you become looking for the Lord to renew your strength?
Isaiah 41:31 (NIV)
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Dear Heavenly Father
I come to You with my heart lifted high in worship of You. You know all that is going on in my life, and I am desperate for your assistance. I am praying for my heart not to get weary and give up because it gets so difficult. I trust that you see me and that you are truly working everything out for me and my family. I trust You even when nothing makes sense. My life is in your hands, and I know you will not fail me, even when I don't know how you always come through for me. I fix my eyes and heart on you, asking you to protect me and my family safe from the adversaries' harm. You are my knight, and I know I can rely on you to make everything work out for me. I will always love and admire you forever.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.