Words from the Heart for Friday January 29th, 2021
When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way.
Psalm 142:3 (NIV)
My Spirit Grows Faint
Sir Robert Borden was Canada’s Prime Minister from 1911 to 1920, leading the country during World War 1 and introducing conscription in 1917. As the shadow of that war fell across the world he said, “We must not forget that days may come when our patience, our endurance and our fortitude will be tried to the utmost. In those days, let us see to it that no heart grows faint and that no courage be found wanting. . .
Discouragement is debilitating. We have all had times when we feel like we just can’t go on. Maybe we have failed to reach a goal, or have done something that has caused harm to others, or broken a relationship. Deep within us there is a sense of failure and foreboding. We feel like shouting, “stop the world, I want to get off.” Everyone feels like this at points through life – even powerful people like Biblical kings. King David says this in Psalm 142:3: “When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way.” Those of us who have put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ have the assurance that He has our backs. He loves us and knows what’s best for us. It doesn’t mean that challenging times won’t come. Sometimes God allows the tough times for our own good and He never gives an unfunded mandate. No matter what His will is for our lives, He promises His love, His encouragement and His presence. Whenever our spirit grows faint, whenever we think we can’t go on, we have the assurance that God is watching over us. If you are going through a tough time, remember that God is on your side.
These have been words from the heart.