I have tried my best to find You --
don't let me wander from Your commands.
Psalm 119: 10
It brings me immeasurable amounts of comfort to know that God does not expect me to be perfect. He just wants my best. Sometimes my best is studying His Word, being a servant unto others, and praying daily for my children.
Other times, my best is making it through the day.
I find peace in the fact that often, even though I fall far short of my own expectations, God knows I'm trying, that I'm imperfect, and I will always be. And yet...
He loves me still.
And this applies to listening to His Voice. We will not always get it right and not for lack of trying. God knows that things get in the way of hearing Him, and thus, there is grace to make up the difference. We are not expected to get by on our own strength alone. We can cry out "don't let me wander!" and ask Him for rescue, for guidance, for wisdom, for strength.
Challenge: Give yourself some grace.
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