I am never alone. At times, situations arise that are above my pay grade. I’m sure there is no way I can accomplish what needs to be done. And then I read something like this:
17Perhaps you will think to yourselves, ‘How can we ever conquer these nations that are so much more powerful than we are?’ 18But don’t be afraid of them! Just remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all the land of Egypt. 19Remember the great terrors the Lord your God sent against them. You saw it all with your own eyes! And remember the miraculous signs and wonders, and the strong hand and powerful arm with which he brought you out of Egypt. The Lord your God will use this same power against all the people you fear.Deuteronomy 7:17-19
Remember! Bring to mind! Recall and rehearse what God has done for you. Nothing is more powerful than remembering all the ways God has cared for you and delivered you in the past. Of course life is too much to do alone. God never intended for us to do it alone.
A couple of weeks ago, Pastor Jay Shetler in the sermon series “Covenants” spoke from the book of Exodus. He summed it up like this: “God always wants more from us than we feel qualified to give, but he says, “I will be with you.” Exodus 3:12 God’s first reassurance is always about his qualifications not ours.”
Are you faced with a situation that overwhelms you? Do the next few days or weeks seem impossible? Take a moment – or two – to remember. Remember how God has sustained you in the past. Rehearse his qualifications, not your lack of qualifications. If you are having trouble getting started, find a friend and ask them to help.
We aren’t made to do it alone! Depend on his qualifications, not your own!