Feeling Faint?

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A word of encouragement… Jesus can do ANYTHING! I have seen Jesus do wondrous things is the lives of so many. We often find ourselves in situations and times where we are screaming, “Even so come Lord Jesus!”. I have been feeling that way lately. Just sitting here tonight, I made a play list in my music program called “Encouragement”. It’s for the moments I feel faint. Have you ever heard that song? It is excellent!

Am I at the point of no improvement?
What of the death I still dwell in?
I try to excel, but I feel no movement.
Can I be free of this unreleasable sin?

Never underestimate my Jesus.
You’re telling me that there’s no hope.
I’m telling you your wrong.

Never underestimate my Jesus
When the world around you crumbles
He will be strong, He will be strong

I throw up my hands
“Oh, the impossibilities”
Frustrated and tired
Where do I go from here?
Now I’m searching for the confidence I’ve lost so willingly
Overcoming these obstacles is overcoming my fear

I think I can’t, I think I can’t
But I think you can, I think you can
I think I can’t, I think I can’t
But I think you can, I think you can
Gather my insufficiencies and
place them in your hands, place them in your hands, place them in your hands

(The Moments I Feel Faint -Relient K)

I am such a music person. When I am feeling happy, there is nothing I’d rather do than sing my heart out to my God! When I am low, I find peace in a song. Different songs appease different moods. It is the companion that never judges, never leaves, and never expects anything in return. I think we all need that sometimes. God is very much like that as well. He is all about us. He pours out His love on us, He protects us, He is always there, never changing, ever-present, all-sufficient. Even when we are faced with trial, we have to cling to the promise that He is there, loving us through our trial and yet He is not finished with us in that He is helping us grow through our experiences 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 4 weeks a month, 12 months a year! The moments we feel faint we need to realize that God still holds us in those moments, we only need to allow Him to raise us up to be all that we can be. These times more than any other, we need to be on our knees in prayer. I saw a plaque the other day that said, “It’s hard to stumble when you’re on your knees”. Good quote! I am not sure who it is by, but it hits home for me right now.

Are you feeling faint? Think of it as climbing. Have you ever seen someone climb a cliff? It’s amazing! The ones who are really good. They are these muscular instruments that are on a mission to conquer! Do they do it alone? No. They have equipment, sure, but the most important thing is the life line. The line that holds them up if they slip. Do you see where I’m going with this? We are the climbers. We are these muscular instruments, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, climbing toward the goal set before us by our Father in Heaven. He is our life line. We may feel alone and that there are no other climbers out there, and even if they aren’t, it’s ok. If we slip, He is there to hold us up… we need to just rely on Him. Ever felt like rejecting His comfort and relying on ourselves? It’s like taking a knife and cutting the life line. It’s there to hold us up! When you feel faint… fall into the hands of a Father who loves you! Don’t cut your life line by turning your back on the One who loves you more than anyone you’ll ever meet.

“Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;

but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.” –Isaiah 40:28-31

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  1. Kari says:

    It’s was like that when I was on the high ropes course at Bair Lake. I was so afraid of falling cause I was up 30 ft. in the air! But even if I did slip, the cable and harness held me. 🙂

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