Over the years I’ve been on nearly every committee in my church but suddenly I felt I wasn’t doing enough or being enough, praying enough …I felt totally disconnected.
Just when I was at my worst…a friend gave me a necklace quoting Proverbs 31, that Bible chapter that strikes fear and despair into all women. Who could measure up to this paragon of virtue?
The Amplified Bible says–Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; she rejoices over the future [the latter day or time to come, knowing that she and her family are in readiness for it]!
The necklace says…
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. (Proverbs 31:25)
I confessed all my feelings to her. …and she said…”You do what you do so that I can do what I do.”
So especially at this Christmas season when life is even more overwhelming when we think we aren’t enough, being enough or doing enough, even praying enough, …what we feel and what others see are not the same things.
The Bible says that for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength). (2 Corinthians 12:10, AMP)
Prayer-Thank You, God, for the strength that is not ours, but yours. Amen.