Lord, Give Me Strength For Just One More Day

One day I was watching TV and there was a couple who had 8 small children.  The mother stayed at home with the children and was asked, “How do you do this everyday?”  She stated, “I get down on my knees in the morning and ask God for strength to make it through the day.  I can’t think about tomorrow, I need help today.”

So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34 (NASB)

Through life’s journey there are many things that come that can be so overwhelming that we wonder how we are going to make it.  Whether it’s raising children, financial difficulty, job loss, hurt from loved ones, sickness, death, or sometimes the busyness of life, the thought of the future can be very gloomy.  Sometimes we are placed in situations where we can truly say that we are walking by faith and not by sight.  Looking through our eyes, the road ahead seems very long and hard with no end in sight.

Throughout it all, we must remember that God is able to renew and restore.  As He strengthens us daily, He is building our strength for the next day and the weeks and months ahead.  We must remember that it is His strength that takes us through the trials and the adversities of life.  All of our power and might may take us to a certain point, but it is God that sees us through to the end (Psalm 73:26).

“He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power.  Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:29-31 (NASB)

God promised that He would see up through-whatever the situation.  It our responsibility to release it to Him.  We forget that He already sees and knows the events that will take place in our life.  In our weakness and through the struggles of life, God has the opportunity to really “show up” and prove Himself in our lives (2 Corinthians 12:9).  It may be seemingly unbearable now, but pray, “Lord, give me strength for just one more day!”

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  • miss c

    i sometimes get down and out and feel like giving up ,,i am a single mom of 2 boys who has many struggles and try to keep my head up ..i am doing just that keeping my head up i just try to say a small prayer everyday throughout the day and at night,,and i just want to say thank you for that blog i just read..pleas pray for me and my family. i want to be all that i can be in life for myself and boys!!

  • miss c

    i sometimes get down and out and feel like giving up ,,i am a single mom of 2 boys who has many struggles and try to keep my head up ..i am doing just that keeping my head up i just try to say a small prayer everyday throughout the day and at night,,and i just want to say thank you for that blog i just read..pleas pray for me and my family. i want to be all that i can be in life for myself and boys!!

  • COREN BURCH

    God bless you!! We pray that God will continue to give you strength to make it through this journey. I have to remind myself that when we fully surrender our life to God, it opens doors for Him to truly bless us with whatever we may need. Continue to avail your self to Him and He will give you guidance, strength, wisdom, etc. Everything you need is found in Him. Be encouraged!
    “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of you heart.” Psalm 37:4

  • COREN BURCH

    God bless you!! We pray that God will continue to give you strength to make it through this journey. I have to remind myself that when we fully surrender our life to God, it opens doors for Him to truly bless us with whatever we may need. Continue to avail your self to Him and He will give you guidance, strength, wisdom, etc. Everything you need is found in Him. Be encouraged!
    “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of you heart.” Psalm 37:4

  • miss c

    THANK YOU FOR PRAYING FOR ME AND MY FAMILY I AM TRYING TO KEEP THE FAITH AND THINGS SEEM TO BE GETTING THERE I AM TRYING TO HAVE PATIENCE AS THESE THINGS FALL INTO PLACE ..SO PLEASE PRAY FOR ME TO HAVE PATIENCE HOWEVER WHAT I AM SCARED ABOUT IS THAT THINGS MAY MOVE SLOWLY FOR ME..AND IF THEY MOVE TO SLOW I WILL LOSE EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE ..ALL I WANT IS TO WORK THROUGH MY DAILY ANXIETY AND MY ONE WISH IS THAT GOD SEES THAT I DO WANT TO TRY HARDER BUT I AM TIRED I KNOW THAT IS NOT AN EXCUSE …BUT I AM TIRED BUT BY THE GRACE OF OTHERS PRAYERS AND MY PRAYERS I KNOW I WILL MAKE IT THROUGH ..I AM SCARED RIGHT NOW AND I DONT WANT TO BE SCARED OR STRESSED BUT I CAN’T HELP IT…

  • miss c

    THANK YOU FOR PRAYING FOR ME AND MY FAMILY I AM TRYING TO KEEP THE FAITH AND THINGS SEEM TO BE GETTING THERE I AM TRYING TO HAVE PATIENCE AS THESE THINGS FALL INTO PLACE ..SO PLEASE PRAY FOR ME TO HAVE PATIENCE HOWEVER WHAT I AM SCARED ABOUT IS THAT THINGS MAY MOVE SLOWLY FOR ME..AND IF THEY MOVE TO SLOW I WILL LOSE EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE ..ALL I WANT IS TO WORK THROUGH MY DAILY ANXIETY AND MY ONE WISH IS THAT GOD SEES THAT I DO WANT TO TRY HARDER BUT I AM TIRED I KNOW THAT IS NOT AN EXCUSE …BUT I AM TIRED BUT BY THE GRACE OF OTHERS PRAYERS AND MY PRAYERS I KNOW I WILL MAKE IT THROUGH ..I AM SCARED RIGHT NOW AND I DONT WANT TO BE SCARED OR STRESSED BUT I CAN’T HELP IT…

  • COREN BURCH

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 1 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

    “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell. Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalm 27:1-4;14 (NKJV)

    “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:4 NKJV

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

    In times of fear and uncertainty, the Word of God brings more comfort than anything. There I find hope for the future, peace in the midst of calamity, and sercurity during unstable times. I also have 2 small boys and I know what it is like to want the best for your children. The Lord sees and knows our heart even better than we do! Just trust and believe that the Lord will see you thru this time in your life. Trials make us stronger and remember He will never put more on you than you can bear. Be encouraged and we are STILL praying for you and your family.

  • COREN BURCH

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 1 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

    “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell. Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalm 27:1-4;14 (NKJV)

    “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:4 NKJV

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

    In times of fear and uncertainty, the Word of God brings more comfort than anything. There I find hope for the future, peace in the midst of calamity, and sercurity during unstable times. I also have 2 small boys and I know what it is like to want the best for your children. The Lord sees and knows our heart even better than we do! Just trust and believe that the Lord will see you thru this time in your life. Trials make us stronger and remember He will never put more on you than you can bear. Be encouraged and we are STILL praying for you and your family.

  • miss c

    GOOD MORNING COULD YOU PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR ME…I AM SAD I AM NOW STARTING TO GET BACK ON MY FEET BUT IT IS HARD AND I AM HAVING DIFFICULTIES i am on the verge of breaking down and i really have no support system to help me thru my hard times….please pray for me to have peace and comfort within my home ..life ..and with my kids…im scared again..

  • miss c

    GOOD MORNING COULD YOU PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR ME…I AM SAD I AM NOW STARTING TO GET BACK ON MY FEET BUT IT IS HARD AND I AM HAVING DIFFICULTIES i am on the verge of breaking down and i really have no support system to help me thru my hard times….please pray for me to have peace and comfort within my home ..life ..and with my kids…im scared again..

  • Coren

    We are continually praying for you…

  • Coren

    We are continually praying for you…

  • GodisLove

    Hello Miss C,
    I just prayed for you. May God give you the strength and peace to get through your trials.
    I’m going through a difficult time myself. Infact, I am probably in the most uncertain, difficult part of my life. I am truly walking by faith as everything else is telling me I’ll fail. And you know what, if this had happened to me a couple of years ago, I would have given up long ago.
    But God put me through different situations and allowed other circumstances to happen in my life before this to build my faith and trust in Him, and I’m standing today to let you know, He has NEVER failed me. That’s why I’m not willing to give up now.
    You have to believe and have faith, because if you give up, you would miss out on God’s miraculous work. He will show up and He will show up big. And it might not come when you want it, but remember God is never late – He is just not early either. Use this time to pray and get in the Word.
    “Be joyful because you have hope. Be patient when trouble comes and pray at all time” – Romans 12:12

  • GodisLove

    Hello Miss C,
    I just prayed for you. May God give you the strength and peace to get through your trials.
    I’m going through a difficult time myself. Infact, I am probably in the most uncertain, difficult part of my life. I am truly walking by faith as everything else is telling me I’ll fail. And you know what, if this had happened to me a couple of years ago, I would have given up long ago.
    But God put me through different situations and allowed other circumstances to happen in my life before this to build my faith and trust in Him, and I’m standing today to let you know, He has NEVER failed me. That’s why I’m not willing to give up now.
    You have to believe and have faith, because if you give up, you would miss out on God’s miraculous work. He will show up and He will show up big. And it might not come when you want it, but remember God is never late – He is just not early either. Use this time to pray and get in the Word.
    “Be joyful because you have hope. Be patient when trouble comes and pray at all time” – Romans 12:12

  • latoya haney-mcgowan

    Hello,
    I ask that you all pray for me–to rid the negativity that has surrounded my life. I keep to myself but the negativity keeps knocking. I pray for great health and to rid the stress at home and work. I’m so tired all the time even when I go to sleep early. I know I work two jobs, but on my days off I rest. I just need peace of mind,strength,faith, knowledge and courage. I need you Lord in my life. I need outfits for church, so I can stop making excuses to my family why I’m not coming, cause Sunday morning something wakes me up early and I feel the guilt. I know for a fact God never fails me, in need he’s always there for me. Pray to rid this negativity at work, and unhappiness. I pray to lord, help me. for I sit in the bathroom at work trying to hold my head up, my mind is there but I’m so drained–lord! somedays I can’t do it anymore. I want to own my Tall womens clothing store but if I don’t gain strength now–I’ll be no good to anyone, and my kids need me.

  • http://sistersoffait latoya haney-mcgowan

    Hello,
    I ask that you all pray for me–to rid the negativity that has surrounded my life. I keep to myself but the negativity keeps knocking. I pray for great health and to rid the stress at home and work. I’m so tired all the time even when I go to sleep early. I know I work two jobs, but on my days off I rest. I just need peace of mind,strength,faith, knowledge and courage. I need you Lord in my life. I need outfits for church, so I can stop making excuses to my family why I’m not coming, cause Sunday morning something wakes me up early and I feel the guilt. I know for a fact God never fails me, in need he’s always there for me. Pray to rid this negativity at work, and unhappiness. I pray to lord, help me. for I sit in the bathroom at work trying to hold my head up, my mind is there but I’m so drained–lord! somedays I can’t do it anymore. I want to own my Tall womens clothing store but if I don’t gain strength now–I’ll be no good to anyone, and my kids need me.

  • Coren Burch

    “Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail)”. Psalm 55:22

    Be encouraged, we will definitely be praying for you. Remember to stay faithful to God and His Word. He’s calling you not to make you feel guilty, but to He desires to fill those voids in your life. To be your strength when you are weak. Throughout the busyness of life we tend to put or relationship with God on the back burner and that’s when life seems weigh us down the most. God is there waiting with outstretched hands. Set aside that time to meet Him and He will be there. Sometimes the people and the situations may not change, but God gives strength and helps us deal with them. Who knows He may change them! lol Thank you for visiting the site. Stay focused. Be encouraged. Much love from your sisters…

  • Coren Burch

    “Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail)”. Psalm 55:22

    Be encouraged, we will definitely be praying for you. Remember to stay faithful to God and His Word. He’s calling you not to make you feel guilty, but to He desires to fill those voids in your life. To be your strength when you are weak. Throughout the busyness of life we tend to put or relationship with God on the back burner and that’s when life seems weigh us down the most. God is there waiting with outstretched hands. Set aside that time to meet Him and He will be there. Sometimes the people and the situations may not change, but God gives strength and helps us deal with them. Who knows He may change them! lol Thank you for visiting the site. Stay focused. Be encouraged. Much love from your sisters…

  • Crystal

    Miss C….you sound so much like me :(((…..I can relate to you….I wish we could talk personally and give each other strengh…

    In he mean while I pray right now that God be with you :)

  • Crystal

    Miss C….you sound so much like me :(((…..I can relate to you….I wish we could talk personally and give each other strengh…

    In he mean while I pray right now that God be with you :)

  • jamie

    THANK YOU .its just realy hard some times to not let these wordley things get you some time.Im having lots of trouble at work but i am trying to see the good in this. Theres a blessing in ever lesson god give me strengh.When i feel like this i ask god to put his armor on me.I am god child so i know i have the strengh in me.

  • http://www.sistersofthefaith.com/ Sister Transformed

    Remember that you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you! Be encouraged!

  • Cherie_penton

    Thank you so much for the advice. I’m going through a rough time right now and cant seem to fight my depression. I have so many worries and fears and cant pin point what is triggering my depression and really dont know who or what to turn to. Please pray for me in this time of need!

  • Brad

    Thank you God for helping me these past two weeks, for giving me the strenght and courage to finally be strong enough to do the right thing & for guiding me through my darkest hours & taking me through my weakest moments, I’ve had a pretty rough start to the year, the relationship which I was in ended on the 1st of Jan and I lost my Job 10 days later…..!!! Jocsan is constantly on my mind ever minute of every day, I know that it is wrong for us to be together as she is Married & this is actually the right thing for both of us, it just dosn’t feel like that right now, I miss her very much and I can’t seem to focus on anything, not even finding another JOB. the one good thing is that I have agian found peace in God & i thank him for his help & guidence and ask for his forgiveness & also pray that I find some peach and happiness in my life….soon! B xx

  • adamson001

    I m a muslim I do believe in the existance of only one God to whom I turn to five times a day asking for his help to bear the troubles of life. What I read in these pages is not much differnet from what i believe .Everyday before I step out of my home I ask for help.I rely on him for every step I do.

  • Corenburch

    Thank you for visiting Sisters of the Faith, your presence makes us rich. Just to clarify what Sisters of the Faith believes in; we believe in the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob (Matthew 22:32). He is distinctly different from the God of Islam. There is a vast difference between what we believe to be true and who we believe in. The God of Scripture’s love reigns on believers and non-believers alike (Matthew 5:45). I invite you to learn more about God thru the redeptive work of Jesus Christ.

  • Corenburch

    @adamson001 Thank you for visiting Sisters of the Faith, your presence makes us rich. Just to clarify what Sisters of the Faith believes in; we believe in the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob (Matthew 22:32). He is distinctly different from the God of Islam. There is a vast difference between what we believe to be true and who we believe in. The God of Scripture’s love reigns on believers and non-believers alike (Matthew 5:45). I invite you to learn more about God thru the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.

  • Beckyleese28

    hi there i just found your site and just want to ask advice…i do not attend church or anything because of the society i live amongst but i am a strong beleiver in my heart and talk to god often…. i just need to know how you keep your faith so strong and have the strength to beleive in him…as i turn to him often but i heard such a story today regarding a 4 week old it was horrific and other horrid facts of other children which had me in tears and so upset…and has me questioning is there a god? I know in my heart there is and feel guilty for asking its just these things are so so so evil. please help stay strong and positive.

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    Jesus is THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE…

  • Vickolisis

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  • zyroku

    thank you lord =)))

  • Jerry Mooney

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.  I need help from the Lord by tomorrow and I WAS getting frustrated because my situation looks very bleak.  I know God will intervien and help me out, the waiting was killing me.  Your thoughts have reassure me that God is in control and HE will not fail me.  God has been so faithful to me in all my trials in life, I know he will come thru over and beyond what I could imagine.
    Thank you again, can’t wait to see what God has in store for tomorrow!

  • http://www.sistersofthefaith.com/ Sister Transformed

    Praise God!