Sometimes my biggest needs have nothing to do with finances, health, safety, or success. In fact, more often than not, the biggest needs in my life are much more internal and intimate than that. It’s my personal mistakes and failures that weigh me down, discourage me.
Do you grow discouraged with yourself when you make the same mistakes over and over? For instance, I struggle with having consistent faith in God when the circumstances seem daunting. I also seem to mess up with my children a lot, losing my patience with them, raising my voice in frustration–when I long to be patient, loving, and gracious.
Sometimes I feel wrought with inadequacies and character flaws. And that really bums me out.
But today I came across a passage in the Bible that gave me great hope. Why? Because it took a lot of the burden off of my weary shoulders and put it on my powerful God’s mighty and broad shoulders.