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!”