Sunday, September 7, 2014
I CAN'T - I CAN
I (Jesus) am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit for apart from Me (Jesus) you can do nothing. John 5:5
I can do all things in Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Have you ever reached a point in your life when you felt like you could not go one more step? Maybe it is because of a physical or emotional challenge. You have run out of steam and cannot keep going … one more minute. You are at the end of yourself. You find yourself saying, "I can't". You realize that apart from God and His strength you can do nothing. Your own strength will not get it done.
God hears us when we cry out and admit "I can't" in our own strength. Then when we cry out for His help, that's exactly when He steps in to turn the "I can't" into "I CAN". He knows we are only made of dust and we need all of the help He is so willing to provide to each of us.
I love this scripture from Psalm 18 beginning at verse 6:
In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help.
He heard my voice, my cry to Him reached His ears.
Then the earth quaked and trembled; the foundation of the mountains shook…
He bowed the heavens and came down.
He reached from on high, He took me, He drew me out of many waters.
He brought me forth into a broad place…
He delivered me….
Heavenly Father, thank You for, so many times, turning my life from "I Can't" to "I CAN"…. Because of Jesus. Amen.
'Reflection for God's Glory' copyright 2013 Dawn Ulmer firstname.lastname@example.org