I Am Not Strong Enough

…Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came towards Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:29-31

Have you ever felt so weighted down by your circumstances that you felt you might break under the pressure?

I feel that way now.

My family is experiencing some pretty heavy rainfall and my umbrella of strength is about to fold.

Tonight, for a brief period, I found myself curled up on my bed in the dark, crying. All I could think to say to God at this time was, “I am not strong enough for this!” And that is how I feel.

I am so tired. I feel so weak. I am NOT strong enough to handle some of the circumstances that are raining down on my world. After I finished telling God all that I felt unqualified to do, He spoke.

It was, of course, not an audible voice, but I heard it in my heart. It was so simple. “I know you are not strong enough to handle your circumstances. I AM.” And that was it!

How true. Of course I am not strong enough. I do not have to be. That’s God’s job!
He does not expect us to be able to weather some of the storms that blow into our lives. He only expects us to hold His hand while we’re out on the water. And as long as we keep our eyes on Him, He promises not to let us sink!

Dear Lord, it’s raining so hard in my world right now it’s hard for me to see Your face. I guess this is where faith floats in. Please help me to trust You. I’m not going to let go of Your hand!

Andrea, USA

How to Keep Meditating

The circumstances of life can at times overwhelm us and we can get lost trying to resolve everything ourselves. It seems that just when we need Him most we allow ourselves to loose sight of Him and focus in on our own strength. STOP!  As Andrea did stop and remember who is  the God you serve and His power and faithfulness to you in all situations. God is able, full stop.

Take the time now to prayer and acknowledge where we have not allow God to be God in our lives and invite Him in to have full control. Listen for His response, for He will hear you and give you wisdom.   To study further on this have a look at the book below:


"Faith : Depending On God "

Do I wait in faith for God to change a bad situation, or do I step out in faith to look for change? Why don't I feel more confident that God will help me? If you ever struggle with uncertainties about faith, you'll find good company in the pages of the Bible. Dale and Sandy Larsen lead you through nine Bible studies on people who struggled with faith to encourage you in your journey to deeper trust. This revised LifeGuide Bible Study features additional questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with expanded leader's notes and a "Now or Later" section in each study.


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