Pause

There is nothing that you, with God’s help, cannot do.

The things you cannot do alone, you were never intended to.

Just know…

That whatever challenge faces you,

God will be there to help you through.

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Listen

Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He doesn’t grow tired or weary. His understanding is beyond human reach, giving power to the tired and reviving the exhausted. Youths will become tired and weary, young men will certainly stumble; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength; they will fly up on wings like eagles; they will run and not be tired; they will walk and not be weary.

Isaiah 40:28-31

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Think

We live in a technology-driven world. We constantly use devices to meet our needs or entertain us. From the first click or key stroke of the day, however, their energy supply is being depleted. We must keep them charged if we don’t want them to lose power. To do so, we have chargers in our homes and in our cars; we carry them in our pockets and in our purses so that we always have a power source nearby.

Trying to figure out everything in life on our own and to do everything that needs to be done in our strength alone will drain us and lead to burnout. It will lead to power outages. No matter our age or physical condition, we will eventually run out of power when we rely upon ourselves alone. God is our never-ending power source. Hope is the key that keeps our charge going. Those who hope, that is, trust and keep on hoping in the Lord, even though they experience occasional glitches, will never go without power.

Kathy Culmer

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Pray

Lord, help me to see evidence of your power working in my life. Help me stay connected to you so your power and your glory will show through. Let it be so evident that others will see it too and want to follow you. Amen.

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Go

When we trust God, we do not have to face life’s challenges alone.

It is through our weakness, the things we cannot do on our own,

That God’s strength is made known.

Kathy Culmer

Kathy Culmer is a professional storyteller, teacher, writer, and retreat leader. She is a graduate of Spelman College, the University of South Florida, and a graduate of United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH with a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Storytelling in a Digital Culture. She is currently the Director of Religious Education at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Houston, TX.

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