It’s amazing, thrilling, and comforting to me how the Lord sends just what I need through various means. I have a very busy few days ahead — not “crushing,” but busy, and this came yesterday in the daily e-mail devotional made up of Elisabeth Elliot‘s writings. This was originally from her book A Lamp For My Feet.
God’s Help for God’s Assignment
Sometimes a task we have begun takes on seemingly crushing size, and we wonder what ever gave us the notion that we could accomplish it. There is no way out, no way around it, and yet we cannot contemplate actually carrying it through. The rearing of children or the writing of a book are illustrations that come to mind. Let us recall that the task is a divinely appointed one, and divine aid is therefore to be expected. Expect it! Ask for it, wait for it, believe that God gives it. Offer to Him the job itself, along with your fears and misgivings about it. He will not fail or be discouraged. Let his courage encourage you. The day will come when the task will be finished. Trust Him for it.
“For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded, therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed” (Is 50:7 AV).
I found your blog through Google-but I know God led me here. I have an overwhelming task today! My home. I have put it off while DH is out of town. With a 5 and 8 year old-you can imagine the mess-LOL! I REALLY needed these words today.
I like where it said “Let His courage encourage you.” How true.
Once I heard a teacher say that when you are discouraged, change the d to an h and you have His courage. I think Elizabeth Elliot would approve!
Blessings to you!
Dear Barbara….I am sitting here in tears. Sometimes, since I’ve begun taking care of little Jaylon, I can feel so overwhelmed as my house has been let go to a degree and many things that I love to do, I no longer have the free time to do or if I do, I’m too tired to get involved.
But then I read “Let His courage encourage you.”
If I do nothing else today, I’m going to seek out a place in His presence and be strengthened by His strength. Thank you so much for posting this. It was so timely for me. ((HUGS))
Thank you for this post!!
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