When Fixing Yourself Isn’t Working

Psalm 10

Stop.
Quit.
Cease.
Be still.
Be calm.

God is the helper of the helpless. So stop trying to think you are somehow going to rescue yourself from your enemies. When you finally realize you cannot, maybe you will stop and let Him be the rescuer.

He will rescue you from your enemy. Whether it’s:
Pride
Cheating
Lying
Lack of Self-Control
Selfishness
Porn
Laziness
Anger
Bad Parenting
Treating your spouse poorly
Your boss
Your attitude toward your boss

The Bible never says “God helps those who help themselves.” Not once. But in Psalm 10 alone it says that God helps and defends the fatherless twice. He is there to fight for the ones who cannot fight for themselves. God is not interested in your strength. He is interested in you allowing him to be strong when your weak.

So, rather than fight for yourself, let God be in charge of defending and rescuing you and look for the places he is asking you to step into someone else’s life as a rescuer sent by him!

(God) said to me, “My grace<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(P)”> is sufficient for you, for my power<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(Q)”> is made perfect in weakness.<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(R)”>”<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(S)”> Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(T)”> in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships,<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(U)”> in persecutions,<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(V)”> in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.                                                                     -2 Corinthians 12:9-10

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