It’s a rough school day that ends with a show down in science class. Corporal punishment has been banished from the classroom, but sometimes it’s the teacher who takes a beating. “Whatever made me think I could do this job?” I wondered, collapsing into weakness on the drive home. My best efforts with four troubled (and troublesome!) students had felt like 100% failure.
Help in Weakness
When I’m feeling defeated, I take refuge in the Help who never fails to show up :
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”Psalm 46:1
Weakness and discouragement are not my favorite emotions, but I am learning that if my life were always bathed in a rosy glow, if I never experienced failure or disappointment, I would never experience God as refuge. Safe inside the illusion of my proficiency, my confidence, and my well-laid plans, I imagine a brand of security that shouts, “My kingdom come; my will be done.”
We only realize our need of a refuge when life throws us something that sends us looking for shelter or protection. Of course, then it becomes apparent that we need God, our refuge and strength, all the time!
Even on the worst of days–
Especially on the worst of days,
“God is my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
Holding you in the light,
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