We don’t win at home alone
From Win at Home: A 14-Day Devotional
Have you ever had one of those days where everything that could go wrong, went wrong?
If you’ve ever experienced tears of frustration and been weighed down by failure, you are not alone. We all have bad days. We face problems that are too big for us to solve on our own.
While we think we are strong and capable, God didn’t design us to be self-sufficient. We were made to depend on Him.
“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10, NIV).
We all face battles we cannot win without God’s strength and provision. The good news is that when we asked Jesus into our hearts, He equipped us with the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is our helper who lives in us forever. Life can be unpredictable and tough, but God did not give us a spirit of fear. On the contrary, He empowered us with the same spirit that raised Jesus from the grave.
No one criticizes a child for asking a parent for help. So as children of God, why do we shy away from asking our Dad for help?
God isn’t waiting for us to get it all together before we can come to Him. He is a perfect Father who loves when we call on Him — messy problems, tears and all! His strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).
We don’t find success when we solve our problems on our own. Success comes when we lay down our independence and trust our heavenly Father to guide our steps.
- When was the last time you felt overwhelmed?
- What problems are you holding on to that you need to give to God?
- How does it feel to know the Holy Spirit is always with you?