I don’t know where I first saw this and when I first heard it. I know within the last year these five words have been shared and have made an impact on me.
My son has made “I can’t, but He can” his mantra. It is his reminder, inspiration, encouragement and strength when brave is overshadowed by challenges and strength is getting beat up by weakness. When the light at the end of the tunnel is not even a pin prick or the mountain of life is too steep to climb, these five words beat a steady drum beat.
As our church’s Brave journey comes to an end, my brave journey has just begun. A step toward “yes” when God says this is my next step for you. A joining arms with others to strengthen the “yes” and walk forward. A squishy feeling in the pit of my stomach that wraps nervousness and excitement together in one tight bundle. Through it all, I will keep “I can’t, but He can” on repeat as my reminder that God is the way through, around, up or by the obstacles that block the path.
As I took a walk the other morning, the spring sunshine warmed my body and God’s truths entered my heart in a steady rhythm. Each step was a beat to wipe away the doubts that assail us at every turn.
You are not worthy.
You are not qualified.
You are not good enough.
You are not pretty enough.
You are not loved.
The steady rhythm drummed as my walk continued and the farther I went the more the untruths were being replaced by God’s truths. The ugly truths beat unevenly as God’s heartbeat and all the love He feels for me matched my beat in a steady rhythm. Each step was a step closer to God and the truth that “I can’t, but He can”.
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Let the steady rhythm of God’s heartbeat become the beat of your heart. A deep love to reassure and rest in so when the world says we are not enough, God lovingly wipes that away with “you are enough”.
May the Master take you by the hand and lead you along the path of God’s love and Christ’s endurance. (2 Thessalonians 3:5 MSG)
God’s word is His truth and I found this verse from 2 Thessalonians to be simple in form yet deep in the promises that it holds for all of us.
May God’s journey for each of you provide a steady rhythm of hope and love and lots of reminders that “You can’t, but He can”!
When the rhythm of life beats unevenly, where do you find your steady rhythm?
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