“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’ (Romans 8:15)
Sometimes it takes a load of bricks to fall on my head for me to understand things. I’ve been going through one of the roughest periods of my life: Completely unequipped to handle all that life seems to be throwing at me. I know God is in control – and I’m thankful – because I know I surely am not.
I received an email of encouragement from a dear friend. In the email she made a comment, “You are indeed a daughter of the King.”
I must admit to crying as I read these words. Did she know? Did she realize how little strength I really have? As the words slowly sunk in. . .”You are indeed a daughter of the King,” I began to understand. Yes, I am the daughter of the King.
I needed to read those words.
Each of us, each who believe, are children – sons and daughters of the King.
And yes, maybe we are worried, maybe we are weak, maybe we are weary–but we are still children of the King. And as we bring each weakness, each weariness, each worry to His feet–He is the one who will give us strength.
It is His strength others see in us. It is His hand who upholds us. It is He who allows others to see the One in whom we place our faith.
Are you claiming your rightful place in God’s kingdom today? Are you realizing that it is He and He alone who will get you through whatever trial you face? Beloved reader, I pray that today, you will look to Him and cry, “Abba, Father” – for He is the one who will make you strong when you are at your weakest.
Prayer: Father God, I praise and thank you for the words of encouragement you bring into our lives. I am awed that you have chosen us to be your children and equip us, in the worst of times, to come to you and cry. . . “Abba , Father!” Amen.
About the Author:
deni weber believes that the only true way to deal with chronic challenges is to bring them to the feet of her Lord and Savior. Her challenges have taught her many things about herself and her Christian walk. It is her fondest desire that her lessons may be helpful to others as they walk the path of chronic illness. Her website is http://www.pathwaysforchange.com/Encouragement – deni can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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