January 19, 2014: Exhaustion

So it seems that all the months of late night bible study, work, and everything else has finally taken it’s toll on me. I would never have imagined that something like this could happen to me… but I am exhausted, drained, and dry.

I’ve been trying to keep up with the readings, but I have been too exhausted to even grasp and digest what. Add to that my recent discouragements. However, I am not here to emphasis my struggles. Although for a time, I despaired over it… I believe that today is a victory for me.

Today God reminded me of one of our old memory verses:

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

I read the NLT version, and found some interesting tidbits…

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. 9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10

Today, this verse became alive in my life… I am exhausted, drained, discouraged… but I am not defeated. Jesus said, each time“My grace is all you need.”

Persist– Don’t stop.

This was God tugging at my heart all along… therefore I must not give up, not lose heart…

Today, my test has become a testimony…

I want to share it with you. But! I think I’ll write about it tomorrow.

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