When Will We Ever Learn

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 King James Version

Our Scripture verse tells us that we can do all things through Christ because He strengthens us. The opposite of this is that we can’t do anything without Him. For the last two days, the pain in my left leg due to my arthritis has been almost unbearable. I have been having a lot of trouble walking. When the pain gets this bad, I know that I should put warmth on my leg because it takes the pain away, yet I didn’t do it so I suffered needlessly. I covered my leg with a blanket this morning and the warmth of the blanket eased the pain.

My leg still hurts but I am able to walk. I was trying to ignore the pain in my leg because I thought it would eventually go away. We do the same thing with the pain in our hearts. When will we ever learn? Instead of going to Jesus as soon as someone says something or does something to hurt us we go about our day as if everything was okay. Only Jesus can give us the strength to carry on when our hearts are breaking. The warmth of His love and compassion for us eases the pain in our hearts.

When we try to carry on in our own strength, the smiles that we have on our faces are just masks that hide the hurt in our hearts. When we go to Jesus and ask Him for His strength, He comforts us as He tenderly holds us close to His heart and kisses our tears away. Are you still trying to do things in your own strength? It hasn’t worked and it never will work. Allow Jesus to comfort, encourage and strengthen you. Remember, you don’t have to go through this life alone. Jesus will be with you every minute of every day.

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