Have you ever had one of those mornings where you wake up feeling… off?
Nothing is catastrophic or wrong. Your world seems a little off balance, that’s all.
This was me this morning.
Between my allergies giving me a hard time, my body feeling like lead in bed, forgetting to charge my phone, while frantically searching for my glasses, I knew today was going to be “one of those days.”
Moments like this make me feel so vulnerable, weak, and a HOT MESS.
The day already started to look and feel like Swiss cheese. I’m hoping the day is better but right now, there’s too many gaps. Trying to untangle my knotted thoughts, I’m thinking, “How am I going to get through this day?”
During this time of global shutdown, I promised myself that I make attempts to be even more aware of God’s presence. I would need it especially while feel “very weak and human” in this moment.
I sit up in bed flipping to the days devotional reading (without my glasses) and read a scripture that lifts 130 LBS off my soul.
“And He said to me, “My strength is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
(2 Corinthians 12:9)
OH THANK YOU JESUS!
Here I am recoiling at my weakness and wishing it away when God lovingly understands and wants it all. Furthermore, I’m told to boast about them. Why?
In the holes of our weakness, we’re in perfect position to open up and receive God’s strength to fill in the gaps of our spirit.
Our lives full of gaps, holes, and weaknesses (no matter how huge) are tiny polka dots compared to God’s strength. Off days are part of living in this broken world. However, Jesus not only tenderly stands in the gap, He mercifully fills them in His strength.
If you open yourself up and let Him…