Do you ever feel inadequate for the demands of the day?

I do—every day!

The longer I serve the Lord, the more I recognize my need for His power. Also, the longer I serve Him, the more I recognize my need to trust His power.

Through God’s Word, He has given us “exceeding great and precious promises” (2 Peter 1:4). But we often trust our fears and our feelings more than we trust His Word.

In many cases, our thinking runs directly opposite God’s promises.

We say: God says:
It’s impossible. All things are possible with Me. (Matthew 19:26)
I can’t do it. You can do all things through Me. (Philippians 4:13)
I’m too tired. I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28–30)
I’m always worried. Cast your cares upon Me. (1 Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:6)
I can’t go on. My grace is sufficient for you. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
I can’t figure things out. I will direct your steps. (Proverbs 3:6)
I’m not able I am able. (2 Timothy 1:12)
It’s not worth it. It will be worth it. (Galatians 6:9; Titus 2:13)
I can’t manage. I will supply all your needs. (Philippians 4:19)
I’m afraid. I have not given you a spirit of fear. (2 Timothy 1:7)
I don’t have enough faith. I have given everyone a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3)
I’m not smart enough. I give you wisdom. (James 1:5)
I feel all alone. I will never leave you nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)


This chart is not original with me. I don’t even remember where I first saw it, but I have filed it and shared it with others because it is a good reminder that our thoughts are not the final answer.

If you feel overwhelmed or insufficient today, I challenge you to identify a promise from God’s Word—and claim it!

When we stand on the promises of God, we stand on solid ground.

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