Sometime ago I was laying on my bed thinking about my struggles with a particular relationship. I felt finished, done, wiped-out. I kept telling myself I should try harder and love them more. But I knew I couldn’t. I had gone as far as I could go. I didn’t have anything more in me to give. But still, I kept thinking, “Robbi, you are supposed to try harder and love more.”
I was wrestling with my feelings and thought – “I can’t. I can’t. I don’t have any more love and patience and effort in me.”
Then it hit me. Bingo! I’m right. I can’t. Maybe my ability goes further than some and maybe it doesn’t, but the fact is – my effort – my love – my ability to forgive – has its limits. That’s the problem with being born in the flesh (human nature). I am finite and have limits and hindrances.
But God’s good things are limitless. And I need these good things that flow down from Him.
God has an never-ending supply. God has an never-ending supply of power, love, justice, mercy, and of all things good.
My supplies are limited. I need and there is a one big long blank after those words. I need _____________. This blank can be filled in with an unending list of needs!
But when I can’t – is when God can – if I ask Him and seek Him.
Whew! Thank goodness I don’t have to do this stuff alone and conjure up good “stuff” that I don’t have on my own. Thank goodness our God has a never-ending supply that doesn’t dry up or lose anything by pouring it out. Never-ending, never-waning, always available to our needs – all because of the door that Christ has opened for us.
May I never take for granted what Christ has done for me on my behalf and the fresh supplies He makes available to me.
May I remember that I can’t. This is important. But God can.
Patricia (Pollywog Creek)
LOVE this post, Robbi…and so, so true. And thanks for the link.
Thanks and your welcome. I’m so glad you use your gifts and share them with the rest of us. Robbi
This post is great Robbi, we all need to be reminded of the fact that He is strong when I am weak! Love it!
We were just studying Alix’s statement last week in bible study. I so need to remind myself daily. Love your insights Robbi.
Blessings and Peace Author
This response is long overdue, but thank you Cheri for sharing. Stay hopeful, faithful, and well in these tough days.