I’m Getting My Power Back

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” - Isaiah 40:31
 
 
Earlier this year, a power outage gripped the state of Texas. There were massive utility failures, water and food shortages, and frigid temperatures that threatened the lives of citizens in one of the nation’s most populous states. Power outages are a major disruption whenever and wherever they occur.
 
Whether in the natural or in the spiritual realm, when there is no power, there is an effect. It affects you, your family, your relationships, and everything around you.  
 
The patriarch Abram had just begun his faith walk with God, when suddenly, the “power” went out. There was a famine in the land—it affected the people, causing them to lose strength and become weak due to little to no nourishment (Genesis 12:10).  
 
The truth is, at some point, you will encounter moments and seasons in life where you to feel like Abram. You will find yourself in a famine without power. This can be in the form of financial problems, health challenges, relationship issues, depression, or any number of things.  
 
When this happens, you may feel as if your prospects of success are over. You lose hope. You don’t do the things you used to do. You might lie in bed for hours at a time. However, it is what you do in these moments that become key and will determine whether you rise to the occasion or whether you crack and crumble under the pressure. It’s what will determine whether you grow and thrive or give up and fail.
 
The amazing thing about God is that whenever we find ourselves facing famine, God loves us enough and cares for us enough that He gives us the grace and mercy in the storm. He helps us to get up, dust ourselves off, and get back in the game. He enables us to endure the power outages of life. Not if they happen, but when they happen. He enables us to come back from every setback.  
 
Are you facing a power outage right now? Seek your loving Heavenly Father and ask Him for the strength and grace to get back up.
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