Welcome back to the continuation of Week 3 of “Weariness to Strength” Bible Reading series. I am so thankful that you have taken time out of your busy schedule to stop over. I hope you will be totally blessed today and take away a good dose of encouragement.
Last week I took a few days off from my blog and had a wonderful four days with my husband. I hope you’ll forgive me for not getting this published last Friday?
These four passages will encourage you in how to grow in God’s strength. Let’s dig into them and see what God has for us today!! You may download your totally FREE Printable Weariness to Strength Bible Reading Plan HERE. There is a Weariness to Strength study plan for each week that you may receive as my gift to you for subscribing to my WholeHearted newsletter HERE.
I don’t want to leave you back in the place where you are weary but nudge you forward into the secret place of God’s strength.
There is nothing more precious than when God takes our weaknesses and gives us strength in Him.
1. Mark 12:28-34
What is important to you? Your husband? Children? Your house? Job? Your belongings?
I am sure that in this passage, the scribes were trying to trap Jesus with their question about which is the most important commandment of all. They had no other interest in Jesus.
Jesus always gave such wise replies and was never trapped by his skeptics.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all they heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. ~Mark 12:30~
Jesus not only will give us strength but we are to love the Lord your God with ALL our strength.
2. Joshua 1:1-6
Moses just died and Joshua is assuring the Israelites of God’s presence as they enter into the Promised Land.
He assures them that God will be with them and will not fail them.
Most of all he encourages them to be strong and of good courage. After all, there are giants in the land where they are going.
Be strong and of good courage. ~Deuteronomy 1:6~
Here again, part of having strength of spirit is up to us. We are to step out in faith, being strong and having courage and then God does the rest and fights our battles for us.
3. Psalm 9:1-12
When I am weary this is the psalm that will get me up and going again. Too often, God’s Word is the last place that we turn.
- I should praise the Lord with my whole heart
- I should be glad and rejoice in the Lord
- I should remember that the Lord will be my refuge for the oppressed
- I should remember that the Lord will be my refuge in times of trouble
- I should put my trust in the Lord
- I should remember that the Lord will not forsake them that trust in the Lord
- I should sing praises to the Lord
4. Psalm 46:1-7
A few years ago life was very rough and I would often say it was like waves crashing in around me!
I often felt like I was trying to reach out and stop the waves from crashing.
Have you ever felt like that?
If that is what you are experiencing, then this psalm is just the thing for you!
It talks about even when the earth is moved and though the mountains are being carried into the sea; we are not to fear because God is our refuge and strength. He is our very present help in trouble. What could be better?
God is in the middle of our problems. Even though it is not always His will to remove our problems, He will be present for us and help us through what’s hard.
He is our strength!!
How did this week’s readings speak to your heart. What is God doing in your life? What struggles are you dealing with so I can pray for you?
I hope that you printed off the FREE Printable that goes with this study because it will be an encouragement to you now and also in the future. You will have a list of twenty passages on weariness and strength.
Did you miss the earlier studies for ‘Weariness to Strength‘? Just visit the page where you will find links to posts from the Bible Reading Plan and Week 1 by ‘Clicking the Pic’ below. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter to receive the worksheet that will help you journal what you are hearing from God.
Welcome to WholeHearted Wednesday #190
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First off, I want to share a wonderful post from Kathie Morrissey called A Joyful Mother (Part 1) that gives an honest look at why a mother loses her joy. I hope you stop and take the time to read this so you can be encouraged today.
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