“But unto you that fear my name shall the Son of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.” Mal. 4: 2-3
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
When I read this verse I envision a confident boy barreling down the sidewalk. Just a few steps behind, is his big brother protectively looming in his tiny shadow. The big brother is ready to tear up anything that would give his younger and smaller sibling trouble.
What a comfort it is, despite our human frailties, that the Almighty God is our defender. When we admit that we are not capable handling life without His help, He is available to gladly defend us.
Any red-blooded American has heard the phrase “To be a man you must take it like a man.” I assume that this gives a “real man” license to sink with the ship when our world comes crumbling down. When we do this, it does not leave us many options when our life is a mess and we could really use some supernatural assistance. Do we really believe that NOT reaching for God’s help when we need it is wise? Independence does not equal strength.
Let’s be honest, nobody knows it all, and we really aren’t fooling anyone with our “tough guy” act. It would be wise to put our prideful “Rocky XX” fantasies where they belong and leave the tough stuff for the only one who was built to handle it all…God.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I humble myself before you and ask that you give me the courage to just be weak for a moment. It is so hard to hold up this “tough guy” facade, and quite frankly, I hate it. I am tired. I need help. I don’t know what I am doing, I don’t like my life and I don’t know how to figure it out on my own. Can you help me? I admit that I have been living a lie…even to myself! But, you know the truth, you know my struggles and you in your wisdom can guide me out of the messes I have created for myself. I put down my gloves. I tap out. I give all of my resources to you. In the end, I know that I will win the next round, because with you as my coach, I know I am on the winning side already. Thank you for the power of leaning on you! In Jesus’ precious name, all for a round of Victories! Amen.”
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan