GROWING FAINT BUT NOT FAINTING!

Grace For The Journey

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1Nov   There is much on this side of the grave that can bring us to the point of fainting, both in our personal and professional lives.  Yet, the Christian has the formula for not fainting, even as we are growing faint – this truth is found throughout all of the Bible.  Today I’d like to share one of these life-changing, heart-strengthening truths with you.

The Bible says in Psalm 61:2, “From the ends of the earth I call to You, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

Here is the key that unlocks the door leading to a supernatural strength that will keep us from fainting, regardless of the circumstances we are facing, such as . . .

  • Family troubles
  • Marriage difficulties
  • Parenting challenges
  • Work stress
  • Health issues
  • Financial shortcomings

The list, of course, could go on and on, spotlighting pressures and sorrows that will try our patience and cause our hearts to grow weary and faint.  However, we have a Rock who is higher than what we are, which means we are standing on a Rock who is higher than any challenge we are currently facing.

The great challenge is to remember this Gospel truth

And

Call out to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our Rock and our Redeemer.

Jesus is overruling all things.  The Bible says in Colossians 1:15-18, “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.  All things were created through Him and for Him.  And He is before all things and in Him, all things consist.  And He is the head of the body, the church who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.” Do you see that?  Jesus Christ our Lord not only created all things but He has the power to rule over all things, and that includes the details of every area of our lives.

We are to trust not in anything other than our Rock . . .

  • Not a resource,
  • Not a relationship,
  • Not any religious practice.

 

Our Rock is not only high enough . . . He is strong enough

to bring us safely through whatever storm we are currently experiencing.

So . . . to what are you looking for your strength?

Has it been everything other than

The One who can actually help you get

Through whatever you are facing?

The Bible tells us to “Look unto Jesus . . .”

I talk to people who don’t know Christ as Savior and Lord who confess that they see prayer as a last resort when all else has failed, rather than THE most powerful source of strength available to us!  Jesus commanded us to “always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1) and He has assured us that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed (which is a very small seed) we can “say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20).

What are you facing in your life today that seems like an impassable mountain looming before you?  Call on Jesus, your Rock!  He is the only One who will never leave you, forsake you, or fail you.  He cannot make a promise to you that He will not keep, because it is impossible for Him to lie (Hebrews 6:18).

Perhaps you’re not feeling faint today; it may be that you are currently enjoying a season of great strength.  Well, let me offer this exhortation:

Don’t wait for your strength to run low!

Call out to Jesus, your Rock, and be recharged by the infinite power source He offers to you.  This is the Source that always keeps you from fainting, even when you find yourself feeling faint.

This is God’s Word For Today … This Is Grace For The Journey

Rest and Rejoice in this eternal truth!

Pastor Terry

Ephesians 4:7 – “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”

Hebrews 4:16 – “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

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