Today’s attribute of God is Deliverer. Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.
Our hope is that as The Lord works in our lives, others can see what he has done and want to place their trust in Him, as well.
We had the joy of serving with our small group last night. We helped package things at the food pantry. Then we shared a meal together at a restaurant and had a gift exchange.
It was a great time of fellowship. We will miss everyone, as we have decided we have too much on our plate to lead the group this next semester.
In times past when I have had to say no to a commitment I have felt ashamed and like an utter failure. So this is a test for me to say no and be ok.
I had a gut feeling we had bit off a bit more than we could chew, but what do you say after you realize this problem and then you don’t want to let others down; yet your stretched to the max.
I knew that we weren’t giving 100% because we were stretched to thin. I was grateful when my husband said, I think we need to say no to this commitment.
We have both struggled with feeling like we are letting our group down, but ultimately we aren’t helping if we aren’t giving 100%.
If I had unlimited resources of energy I would be just fine. The problem is I don’t have those resources.
My Pearl today is that I can have limits and not be ashamed or feel like a failure. The Lord made me with limits. Its ok.