When we need to bind one thing to another, we use rubber bands. Yet even they occasionally break and leave us with a whole lot of sting! What happened? The rubber met the point of maximum stretch and when a little bit of extra occurred, the added stress broke the band.
Stress is an actual physical force exerted on one thing by another. It is a spiritual, emotional and mental force straining us almost to the point of breaking. During that stretch, we must firmly fix our eyes on Jesus and watch to see what he is doing with our exertion.
With his help, we will never break. While we are sure that extra stretch is our breaking point, God is actually moving us to our next level of capacity! (Courtesy of Lauretta Holt)
Prayer- Lord, stretch us beyond the boundaries of ourselves into the boundless faith that only you can give. Amen.