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The Lord is your strength: 5 scriptures for the weary
Article By Nyla Ortega // EEW Magazine Spiritual
Posted April 12, 2017
Photo Credit: Corbis / Kevin Dodge
Sometimes, the responsibilities of life feel like too much to handle. Your job keeps you busy; the
kids keep you running; and your schedule is jam-packed with things you don’t have enough time to

All this can leave you feeling bogged down and burnt out! When it seems as though the weight of
the world is on your back, recite these 5 scriptures:

    2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV)- “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My
    strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my
    infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” When you realize that a situation has
    begun to overwhelm you, that is when you draw strength from God. Know that He will hold
    you up when the cares of life try to push you down.

    Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)- “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go
    through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression,
    you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” When it feels as though you are
    being bombarded by numerous obstacles from every side, remember this scripture. God is
    your safe place; He is the One you run to for shelter from the storm, and the umbrella that
    protects you as you walk through it.

    Psalm 119:114 (ESV)- “You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.” When
    the going gets rough, hide away in God’s presence. Make sure to fortify your spirit and your
    mind by setting aside time to get lost in His word. Then you will be able to face your earthly
    duties with more resolve.

    Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)- “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will
    never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” God will guide
    you through the twists and turns of life, so don’t get discouraged. Rest in the knowledge that
    the almighty, all-knowing Lord of the universe is giving you the strength to keep going.

    Psalm 55:22 (NIV)- “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.” On those days when going to work feels like an uphill climb, and
    coping with difficult people seems an impossible task, share your feelings with the Lord, and
    allow Him to take care of it. Pray, thank Him that it is already done, and rest in the promise
    that you will not be overcome by the troubles of the world.

Whatever you’re going through, you can always the find comfort in God’s word. So, begin
meditating on these verses; they will help keep you in perfect peace because your mind will be
stayed on Jesus!

Feeling weary, like you can't make it? Let Empowering Everyday Women Ministries' intercessory
prayer team stand in faith with you.
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