Do you ever feel inadequate for the demands of the day?
I do—every day!
The longer I serve the Lord, the more I recognize my need for His power. Also, the longer I serve Him, the more I recognize my need to trust His power.
Through God’s Word, He has given us “exceeding great and precious promises” (2 Peter 1:4). But we often trust our fears and our feelings more than we trust His Word.
In many cases, our thinking runs directly opposite God’s promises.
|We say:||God says:|
|It’s impossible.||All things are possible with Me. (Matthew 19:26)|
|I can’t do it.||You can do all things through Me. (Philippians 4:13)|
|I’m too tired.||I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28–30)|
|I’m always worried.||Cast your cares upon Me. (1 Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:6)|
|I can’t go on.||My grace is sufficient for you. (2 Corinthians 12:9)|
|I can’t figure things out.||I will direct your steps. (Proverbs 3:6)|
|I’m not able||I am able. (2 Timothy 1:12)|
|It’s not worth it.||It will be worth it. (Galatians 6:9; Titus 2:13)|
|I can’t manage.||I will supply all your needs. (Philippians 4:19)|
|I’m afraid.||I have not given you a spirit of fear. (2 Timothy 1:7)|
|I don’t have enough faith.||I have given everyone a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3)|
|I’m not smart enough.||I give you wisdom. (James 1:5)|
|I feel all alone.||I will never leave you nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)|
This chart is not original with me. I don’t even remember where I first saw it, but I have filed it and shared it with others because it is a good reminder that our thoughts are not the final answer.
If you feel overwhelmed or insufficient today, I challenge you to identify a promise from God’s Word—and claim it!