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“My soul weeps, and trouble weighs me down; give me strength so I can stand according to Your word.” (Psalm 119:28 The Voice)
My soul weeps speaks to deep felt sorrow, anguish, grief, even hopelessness layered into helplessness. It’s a burden that can’t be carried. Weeping in the Hebrew is dâlaph which means drop through, melt, to pour out. I picture the sorrow being overwhelming, overflowing to the point it can’t be contained.
At this point the writer remembers he doesn’t have to bear this on his own. He can ask God to help him, strengthen him. And he asks according to God’s Word. He’s reminding God of His promise and because of past relationship he’s convinced that God will show up.
“Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.” (Jeremiah 1:12 AMPC)
There will be times that your soul will weep and troubles will weigh you down. It may even seem hopeless and in your own eyesight, and insight, that may be true. However, we are reminded that we don’t have to lean only on your strength. We have God’s strength to lean on.
“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].” (Philippians 4:13 AMPC)
When I read this Scripture I envision a blood transfusion. I know there is life in blood and when someone is given a transfusion it’s usually to save their life. That’s what the blood of Jesus did for us – saved our lives. He didn’t save us to have us fail.
We can rely on His strength. Your strength will never be sufficient. His strength will always be sufficient.
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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