Sometime ago I was laying on my bed thinking about my struggles with a particular relationship. I felt finished, done, wiped-out. I kept telling myself I should try harder and love them more. But I knew I couldn’t. I had gone as far as I could go. I didn’t have anything more in me to give. But still, I kept thinking, “Robbi, you are supposed to try harder and love more.”
I was wrestling with my feelings and thought – “I can’t. I can’t. I don’t have any more love and patience and effort in me.”
Then it hit me. Bingo! I’m right. I can’t. Maybe my ability goes further than some and maybe it doesn’t, but the fact is – my effort – my love – my ability to forgive – has its limits. That’s the problem with being born in the flesh (human nature). I am finite and have limits and hindrances.
But God’s good things are limitless. And I need these good things that flow down from Him.
God has an never-ending supply. God has an never-ending supply of power, love, justice, mercy, and of all things good.
My supplies are limited. I need and there is a one big long blank after those words. I need _____________. This blank can be filled in with an unending list of needs!
But when I can’t – is when God can – if I ask Him and seek Him.
Whew! Thank goodness I don’t have to do this stuff alone and conjure up good “stuff” that I don’t have on my own. Thank goodness our God has a never-ending supply that doesn’t dry up or lose anything by pouring it out. Never-ending, never-waning, always available to our needs – all because of the door that Christ has opened for us.
May I never take for granted what Christ has done for me on my behalf and the fresh supplies He makes available to me.
May I remember that I can’t. This is important. But God can.