In this passage, we are again reminded that God renews our strength. In this human body, we experience weakness. We grow tired after a long day’s work. We grow weary of the drudgery of life. The daily “grind” beats us down and we “stumble.” Even the youngest and the strongest sometimes need help. The good news is that, when that happens, God is willing and able to lift us up and give us strength to keep going.
And we pray:
Father, Thank You for renewing my strength when I grow weary. You pick me up when I stumble and help me to continue on my way. You make sure that I have the strength to make it through each day. Amen.
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7, New International Version)
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book. Psalm 56:8, New Living Translation
To trust is to believe in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of something. So, when it comes to trusting God, that means believing in His reliability, His Word, His ability, and His strength. The Bible says that God cannot lie. That He always keeps His promises. That He loves you and has good in store for you. Trusting in Him means believing what He says about Himself, about the world and about you is true.
Trusting God is more than a feeling; it’s a choice to have faith in what He says even when your feelings or circumstances would have you believe something different. Your feelings and circumstances matter and are very much worth paying attention to. God cares about them both. But those things alone are not reliable enough to base your life on. They can change at any moment, even in an instant. God, on the other hand, does not change. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow and therefore is worthy of your trust.
Trusting God is not about ignoring your feelings or reality. It is not pretending that everything is OK when it isn’t. Trusting God is living a life of belief in and obedience to God even when it’s difficult