Guest Writer: Leonard Smith
Focus Scripture: Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. Psalm 55:22 (NLT)
Today was leg day for me at the gym. Just like any other leg day, my first stop was at the front desk to get a belt to support my back as I went through all of my exercises. However, the belt that I received today was not like any other belt I’ve received in the past. This belt was special. As you see, someone who had the belt before me, had written several scriptures inside, to encourage himself and others who used the belt after him.
What’s the point? Just as this belt was designed to give support to your back when you lift heavy weights, the Word of God is also designed to give support as you lift the heavy weights of life!
Often, we are tempted to go straight to lifting the heavy weights of life without proper support of the Word of God. Then we wonder why we get hurt and keep making the same mistakes over and over again.
Today, I challenge you. Before you step out the door, before your first meeting, phone call or difficult conversation, take some time to read and meditate on God’s word, then watch in amazement at how He helps you with the heavy lifting you will encounter today!
Prayer: Thank You God, for reminding me to let You lift the heavy weights in my life. So many times I set out to accomplish things You never intended for me to do alone. Please forgive me for putting my faith in my own strength and abilities. Allow me to remember that when I give my cares to You, You will not permit me to slip and fall. I pray this prayer in Your son Jesus’ name, Amen!
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