I did a poll at suppertime for suggestions. Only one was made, "Blog about determination! Determination to do what you said you would do!" Out of the mouths of babes... It did remind me of one of my favorite verses.
"Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,
I will not be disgraced.
Therefore I have set my face like a flint,
determined to do his will.
And I know that I will triumph.
Determined to do his will.
His will...loving the unlovable...patient in parenting...serving the unthankful...faithful in the things no one else will ever know about...forgiving...giving...thankful in all things...honoring each other...
Difficult, if not impossible, to triumph in all of that apart from His help.
I like the word triumph. It's not "barely" or "limping across the finish line". We might be able to manage that on our own strength. However, with His help we can triumph! Not disgraced. Exuberant and emphatic victory!
The trick is not trying to do it on our own strength or out of our own ability.
Lean into Him for help.
With His help we will triumph. Guaranteed.