Devotional – God the Spotter

Exodus 33:14 The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Often I’m paralyzed by the fear that God is asking me to do things beyond my abilities. I worry, as Moses did in Exodus that the job is too big. The problem too complex. Large goals mean stretching yourself and that’s frequently a painful process.

I’m reminded of a weight lifting term, “perform reps to muscle failure”. Meaning, keep going until you can’t do it any more. When my emotional strength is exhausted, I find the Lord filling in my gaps. Like a spotter, helping raise the bar back into place, He is there to take the weight I can not lift. His promise is that He will be with me. That assurance gives me rest and peace on the journey. No matter now long the distance or how great the challenge.

12 thoughts on “Devotional – God the Spotter

    1. Laura, I try to label my devotional posts well so that if you aren’t interested, you don’t have to read them. Unfortunately, wordpress doesn’t give me the ability to remove you from my list, you have to do that yourself. I believe you just have to unsubscribe.

    1. Vicki, I appreciate your comment and the fact that many have diverse beliefs. My devotionals have always been a part of my blog – I just haven’t done one in a while. Bakerlady actually evolved from starting with my devotionals. Now that I’m mostly recipes and have varying readership, I try to keep them well labeled so those with different beliefs can simply skip over the post.

  1. So its been awhile since she’s done a devotional. You’ve loved all the recipes and the other personal information she’s divulged previously. Now you’re a hater since you’ve found out she’s a Christian? So much for the “us with diverse beliefs”! Sounds like the complainers need to unsubscribe from the private blogs and follow the commercial recipe sites, then you won’t have to worry about someone offending you. Guess you caught me on a Monday, but seriously people!

    Bakerlady, thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. We all know this but, being human, often need to be reminded.  Thank you.

      Larry & Jo Ann Whitley PS. 116-12


  3. Thank you for your words of wisdom. Unfortunately tolerance, which was once a two way street, has become a one way dead end in America. Thank you for speaking from your heart of the wondrous nature of God. Oh, and for your recipes. 🙂

    1. Thanks for the encouragement. You’ll always hear from my heart, whether it’s in a recipe or a devotional. I don’t know any other way to be.

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