Proverbs 24:10 – If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength! (NIV 1978)
My Musings – Our strength may not be up to the task, but God’s strength is more than equal to it. Our weakness can turn into strength if we recognize this and rely on His strength. Then we will not falter.
My Advice – Draw your strength from God through regularly studying His Word and by constant prayer. This will prepare you for times of trouble. Otherwise, you may rely on your own strength and falter.
Psalms 103:2-5 – Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. He forgives…heals…redeems…crowns…satisfies…renews…. (NIV 1978)
My Musings – But we do forget. In the midst of pain or sorrow or stress or misfortune, we lose focus of the benefits and refocus on the problem. We forget how many times in the past He has delivered us. If we remembered it would be so much easier for us to endure.
My Advice – Recall to mind, on a regular basis, how much God has done for you. Be specific. This will make it so much easier to recall them when you go through similar difficulties. Then it be less likely that you will say “how am I going to get through this” and more likely to say “I remember when God helped me through something just like this.”