Archive for May 1st, 2023

Written by Sarah Young, a contemporary author. This is an excerpt from her book “Jesus Calling for Moms.”

Lean on Me as you face the circumstances of this day. Whether or not they realize it, all people lean on — depend on — something: physical strength, intelligence, beauty, wealth, achievements, family, friends, and so on. All of these are gifts from Me, to be enjoyed gratefully. However, relying on any of these things is risky, because every one of them can let you down. When your circumstances are challenging and you are feeling weak, you tend to obsess about how you are going to make it through the day. This wastes a lot of time and energy; it also distracts you from Me. Whenever this happens, ask Me to open your eyes so you can find Me in the moment. “See” Me standing nearby, with My strong arm extended toward you — offering you My help. Don’t try to pretend that you have it all together or that you’re stronger than you really are. Instead, lean hard on Me, letting Me bear most of your weight and help you with your problems.


Written by Hannah Heather, a contemporary pastor.

God, you know that deep down I like to be, or at least appear to be, self-sufficient. I find it easy to pretend that I don’t need others, or even You sometimes.  But I know this isn’t true. Lord, show me my utter need of You. Show me the poverty of my own heart. Show me how to make the cuase of the poor my own. I yield my heart, my all, to You now.

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