Today is a new day and today is the Sabbath, so it has two things going for it and the clock still says 8 am.
The Lord welcomes me when days have weight I do not understand.
The Lord is faithful and He is strong.
And today I will not pretend to steal strength.
Maybe if I start off admitting my weakness, I will not be so surprised when I need to lean on His strength. More than just admitting, though, this day’s beginning needs believing that it is good to not be God. It is good to believe God is completely and uniquely God, that all things rest on His shoulders and all things are held together in His hand.
“In our giving heed to God’s power there rises up in us a realization that God created the universe for this: So that we could have the supremely satisfying experience of not being God, but admiring the Godness of God — the strength of God. There settles over us a peaceful realization that admiration of the infinite is the final end of all things.” Solid Joys Devotional, Gladly Not God
It is good to believe that being human is okay and even just the way God planned things. It is good to praise God for the strength it takes to hold the world together. And as I praise this God of strength today, I will not pretend to steal strength away because it never works.
Being human and weak is the only way we can rejoice in the freedom of God being God and strong.
In His strength, we are held up.