Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.
Reverend Davis looked down at his hands and shook his head. He was so tired, and he just didn’t feel he had anything left in him that people ought to hear. He couldn’t understand it. He’d always tried to do the lord’s work and lead people to Jesus. He had preached the Gospel every chance he got. He had even achieved a certain level of fame. No one could deny what a powerful soldier for Christ he had been. Reverend Davis just couldn’t make sense out of the fact that God wasn’t helping him now, when he needed it most. At least God owed him that.
Too often we fall into the trap of believing that we do God’s work for Him. That’s not true. The most we can do is open ourselves to let the Lord do His own work through us. When we try to do it for Him, we can only expect to grow weary. However, when God works through us, we will find a new energy and vitality that we have never experienced before. The Lord is exalted through His own strength, not ours. Open yourself to Him now, and let the true power begin to flow.
Prayer: Make me an instrument of Your peace, love, and hope, O Lord. Allow me to serve You, not by my own rules, but Yours. Amen.