"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect." Psalm 18:32
Ever tried being the perfect wife, mom, homemaker, friend, daughter, etc?
In our own strength, that is.
He arms us with the strength we need to go that perfect way. The way He has for us. The way He designed us to go.
I often hear people quote Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."
But sometimes I hear people just say "I can do all things through Christ..." and they leave off the last part, the part that is the clue as to how we can do all things. Because He gives us the strength. He makes our way perfect because He's behind, under, around and in all of it-- fueling us, equipping us, enabling us, fortifying us to take that next step, do that next thing.
In our own strength we will surely fail. In His we will flourish.
Today when you feel yourself falling short-- short on patience, short on time, short on resources, short on perfection-- whisper this verse as a prayer: You arm me with strength and make my way perfect. Then stand back in expectation of what He will do next.