It’s weird. I hadn’t thought about this verse for a very long time. And I wasn’t in a particularly spiritual mood either. I was just thinking I needed to get some money tomorrow and that I would get my son to come with me. And out of the blue, it just popped into my head: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. We’re going on a one-week trip in a few days and I’m busy making preparations. I need to get a lot of work done before we leave. My son has also needed a lot of attention — the benefits of unstructured play time notwithstanding, lately, unsupervised, he has been gravitating towards the TV and the computer and nonsensically throwing his toys into the air.
So, yes, there are a lot of things that I need to do and this out-of-thin-air reminder — that I can do all those things, that I am not alone, that I will have the help I need — is truly welcome.
Thank you, Lord. You never forget me even when I often forget you.