“But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength”
(II Timothy 4:17).
You may remember the children’s story, The Little Engine That Could. It’s the story of a small train that helped a larger train get up and over a difficult mountain. The story emphasizes self-confidence, hard work, and a willing spirit, which are important character qualities. But faced with the many problems of earthly life, we need something other than our own “steam”. We need God’s strength.
Lately I have been trying to run on my own steam. My husband is retiring and we are moving out of state. It was overwhelming preparing our house to sell, particularly since my back and fibro issues kept me from being much help. When our house sells, we will have to find a new home, pack up ourselves as well as my mother, and get moved in a short period of time.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, forgive me for the times when I try to handle my problems in my own strength, rather than trusting You. Thank you for being at my side continually, strengthening me for every challenge I face. Amen.