For When You Feel Weak

A reminder, “Be not weary in well doing.”

I’ve had so many friends this week who are really going through hard times. They’re discouraged, overwhelmed, dealing with sick friends, combative family members, big decisions that weigh on them, discouragement over spiritual failures, and women who are just.plain.tired from the daily battle- – the day in day out of motherhood.

When you are overwhelmed (or if it is “that time of month”) –it is NOT the time to assess your life.

Don’t think about the big picture, or even about tomorrow.

Just do the NEXT right thing today. Wisdom asks: 

What does God want me to say right now?

Who is in front of me, right here, right now? You ordained this, Lord! Help me to serve them.

How would God have me react here? Lord, help me to hold my tongue!

These kids still don’t get this math concept? Help me to be patient like you, Lord.

“In due season, you will reap if you faint not.” Don’t give up. One foot in front of the other while praying for strength. You CAN do all things through Christ, who strengthens you, who has already given you the victory in the end, who knows EVERY detail of your life and has ordained it for your GOOD.

I made this free printable so you can hang it where it will remind you to press on!

14 comments

  1. Kim says:

    THANK YOU! This was for me! :) I have been weak for the past few weeks with sick kids at home and just exhaustion. I keep asking the Lord how I’m supposed to do the things He has called me to do and you have helped with such great wisdom! Do the next right thing :) One verse that the Lord lovingly led me to this week was in Psalm 25 –> My eyes are continually on the Lord! I keep reminding myself of that…even if my eyes can hardly open from being tired! Thank you again for this and for the printable…will be printing it soon!

    • Sarah Beals says:

      Kim, I am so glad it encouraged you. Thank you for sharing the verse. I will be making more printables, because I love stuff like that. :) Hope your week gets easier and your kiddos are feeling better!

  2. Erin Roneree says:

    Thank you so much! I appreciate your ministry so much and this one is so good for me to remember to do!!

  3. Ashlee says:

    I love all these uplifting blogs of weaker and harder times. But it is discouraging to me because I am bipolar and I can’t just be okay, I am mentally ill and it’s different for me. I don’t know. I just wish I could be like a normal person and know that everything is going to be okay, someday the fog will lift. My fog is always going to be here and I feel sometimes I am failing as a Christian because I can’t move past what normal people can move past.

    • Tim says:

      Ashlee, my interwebz friend Laura Droege has a blog that might minister to you. She often speaks of faith and mental illness: http://lauradroege.wordpress.com/

      Praying for you now too.

      Tim

    • Sarah Beals says:

      Oh, Ashlee! I wish I could help and that I understood all of the complexities of what you are going through, but I have to say that I am not at all an expert on mental illness. I can pray, though, for you, sweetie! I have a little list on my windowsill of women I pray for and I am adding your name to it. And I can encourage you to keep scripture in front of you as much as possible and to cling to Christ’s promises in His word. I know God’s grace will see you through!

  4. Tim says:

    “Just do the NEXT right thing today.” Well put, and very Matthew 6:34, Sarah. Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

    • Sarah Beals says:

      Yes, sometimes when my mind is numb and I am out of sorts, I have to ask myself “What next?” Usually it is something domestic. I’ll put on Christian music and try to focus on Christ, not my feelings.

  5. I really like this printable!!! I think about that word a lot….weary! I’m going to be putting this up in my home! Thanks

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