Too much for my strength

What is Jesus saying personally to me today – Too much for my strength

Just because we love God doesn’t mean that it will all be easy in this physical life. There will be challenges and sometimes we may even be persecuted unjustly, hated without cause and there is no point trying to work out why this might be so. So we turn to God, not away, we share our pain with God and we acknowledge that it is too much for our own strength to deal with. What a blessing that’s we always have someone to turn to.

Thank you Jesus for speaking to me

How do I respond to what Jesus is saying personally to me today?

I so feel like the Psalmist, persecuted, hated for no good reason by so many. There is a possibility that this can all lead to me losing my job, affect my future employment prospects, security and take me to places that I never thought I would go. This is definitely too much for my strength and I cannot do this alone. There is only one way to go here for me and that is to trust in God, pray, not to loose sight of him and hand it over. I cant just say this now and forget about it for the rest of the day. Every time I feel myself being drawn in to the negative, the resentful, the anger, the disbelief, I must literally walk away, pray and bring myself back in to awareness of Gods presence.

Prayer:

Lord,
This is too much for my strength.
I turn to you for everything, carry me through as you always do.
You are my protector, comfort and love,
Nothing will break that
Amen

Psalm 68(69):5,8-10,14

Lord, in your great love, answer me.
More numerous than the hairs on my head
are those who hate me without cause.
Those who attack me with lies
are too much for my strength.
How can I restore
what I have never stolen?
Lord, in your great love, answer me.
It is for you that I suffer taunts,
that shame covers my face,
that I have become a stranger to my brothers,
an alien to my own mother’s sons.
I burn with zeal for your house
and taunts against you fall on me.
Lord, in your great love, answer me.
This is my prayer to you,
my prayer for your favour.
In your great love, answer me, O God,
with your help that never fails.
Lord, in your great love, answer me.