Bible Study Series,  Prepare My Heart

Prepare My Heart – Day 7: God Is My Strength

Whether you are a student, a career woman, a wife, a mother – or all of the above – we all have experienced a time or two when we needed a helping hand. Maybe you needed a bill paid or a day of rest after a big project. Honestly speaking, every hard-working man or woman would appreciate having someone around they can count on when they need it most.

Our culture constantly feeds us the idea that as women we should always be strong, beautiful, bold, confident, and fearless. Although these are great qualities to have, many of us are trying to be all these things all the time because we don’t want others to see our weaknesses. For that reason, many of us are constantly in a state of trying to “hold it together”.

When trying to do everything on your own, burnout is inevitable. As humans, we weren’t designed to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders – yet so many of us do. Our hearts become weary from the stress and responsibilities of life and we begin to depend on external things to help us cope.

When you need help, God wants you to rely on Him.

Do you call on God when you need help? Who or what do you rely on most?

My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever. Psalm 73:26

In Psalm 73:26, King David is reminiscing about His experiences with God. Although David had been through many hard times, God proved Himself and remained David’s unwavering strength through it all. 

The Bible tells us that nothing can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:38-39). God has promised us that no matter what happens, He will be our ever-present help. Understanding this scripture helps me to understand why King David could make the statement “He is mine forwever.”

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. Psalm 46:1

Learning to rely on God comes with having a personal relationship with Him. David called God “the strength of his heart” because every time David needed help, God was there. When David was weak, weary, and at his lowest moment, he found his strength in our Heavenly Father.

For many years, I suffered with depression due to hard situations that were going on in my life. For those few years, I tried everything I could to try to take my pain away. Despite my efforts, nothing I tried could fill the void in my heart that came from being hurt, weary, and overworked. 

Because I was mentally weak, I began to look for help in all the wrong places. 

It wasn’t until I found myself in prayer, asking God for help that I truly found strength again. I began to recite the scriptures every day until I believed them. I meditated on the phrase GOD IS MY STRENGTH until I believed it within my heart. God’s power working in my life is what gave me the strength to overcome depression. 

It wasn’t until I experienced God for myself that I knew Him as my strength. 

As we prepare our hearts for the new year, let’s expect to experience God in a new way.

  • If you need God to be your strength, ask Him, and He will become your strength.
  • If you need the Lord to be your help, ask Him, He will show up for you when you need Him most.
  • When you need God to be your comforter, ask Him, because He is never too far away to reach you. 

God is listening for the voices of His children, and He wants to hear from you. Who do you need God to be in your life?  

Grab your bible, and read the scriptures for yourself to complete today’s Scripture Reading Challenge. What are your thoughts on today’s passage? Share with us in the comments below or head on over to our Facebook page to join the conversation!

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