As I begin my day, there are times when I may feel overwhelmed with things I need to do. If I am not careful, the weight of the world falls on my shoulders. Now, actually, I know that to be a lie and Philippians 4:13 comes to mind to shine some Truth on my thinking. It reads, “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me (I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength into me: I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency).” That is from the Amplified Bible and I find it helpful. Once again, I am reminded that “Of mine ownself, I can do nothing.” Freedom from bondage comes from that realization.
The brutal, senseless act in Orlando recently has once again brought hatred to world thought. As I first watched the news with disbelief, then sadness and anger, I turned off the television to pray. More Love is what is needed, not more anger and hatred. Then I began to think, “What can I do?”
It suddenly became clear as I thought of a neighbor who had put up a fence I didn’t like. Then, I had attended a meeting where someone disagreed with my opinion. Now, I’m not saying I hate these people, but I saw unkindness in my thought, rather than unconditional Love, which I need to practice more and more.
In Isaiah 41:10, it states, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” With God, all things are possible; alone I can do nothing.