Welcome to His Encouragement Thursday! I don’t know about you, but Thursdays are my struggle day of the week. By Thursday, I have already been working hard at school and at home, and I just wish it would hurry up and be Friday already. LOL! I definitely need a little extra Jesus time on Thursdays.
Trisha, my blogger friend at Joy of Reading, and I decided on calling this post “His Encouragement” because our real source of peace, strength, and security can only come from Jesus Christ. He and He alone is our constant! We pray and hope that these Thursday posts become a real encouragement to you and help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you. God bless!
Today’s Thursday Encouragement comes from:
Nehemiah 4:10 (ESV)
In Judah it was said, “The strength of those who bear the burdens is failing. There is too much rubble. By ourselves we will not be able to rebuild the wall.
There is too much rubble.
I’ve been there. Life gets super overwhelming and I want to give up. My “give-up” feelings come when I get stuck looking at the big picture instead of seeing life’s tasks in do-able chunks. This is where the Judeans mentally are in this verse from Nehemiah. Instead of working one stone at a time, they are looking at the big picture — rebuilding all of God’s temple. The task has become a BIG burden, and now they want to give up. Life has become too much rubble.
When life gets to the point where it’s too much, I take encouragement from Job. In all of the Bible, except for Jesus, no one suffers quite like Job. But through his suffering, he draws closer to God. In Job 1:20 we are told, “Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshipped.” The extent of Job’s grief is ginormous. He is the definition of overwhelmed. But instead of giving up, he falls to the ground and worships God.
When life feels like there is too much rubble as it did to the Judeans in Nehemiah’s day, we need to go to God. We need to bear all to Him. When we do, He frees us of the burden and allows life to feel less chaotic.
Today, dear reader, if you are struggling and stuck in the big picture of your life, go to God. He’s waiting and ready to hear from you!
NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN!
WHAT BIBLICAL VERSE IS ENCOURAGING YOU TODAY?
Check out more Thursday Encouragement from my fellow blogger friends:
Trisha @ Joy of Reading
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective
Becca @ The Becca Files
Gina @ Stories by Gina
Rebecca @ Rev. Rebecca Writes
Andi @ Radiant Light
Leslie @ Edits & Reviews by Leslie