Ladies, what are we known for?
Our beauty, our resilience, our tenacity, being caregivers, we’re nurturing, we smell good…
But, are we known for our faith? What happens when we’re faced with that mountain we can’t seem to get over? No matter how many attempts we’ve made or how much we’ve pumped ourselves up thinking, “ok, I got this; I can do this”, maybe we did do it. Maybe we did have it.
What happens when we decide to put our own little spin on prayer, asking the Lord for deliverance in exchange for empty promises and sacrifices but then we decide to speed up the process by often times choosing to make decisions for the sake of instant relief and instant satisfaction. And what happens next? It might appear as if that decision actually took but eventually, the end results roll in leaving us overwhelmed with discouragement, disappointments, and stress…and it starts to become a cycle that spirals out of control.
Ladies, when we kneel before the cross of Jesus, we’re required to come empty-handed. Why? Because at that moment when we come before the Lord not trying to offer Him anything, we accept and admit that we are powerless to do this thing called life on our own.
So Jesus is telling us we can’t do it anyway. We can’t conquer the battle. We may have the desire in our hearts to do so but when we place total trust in the Lord, even when it looks hopeless or we’re feeling weak from the past attempts that failed, Paul says in 2 Corinthians, “that is why for Christ’s sake, I delight in persecution, in difficulty, in insults, in hardships, in weakness. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
God can fill us with His power as we trust Him to get us over that mountain. Just surrender.