Paul wrote: “The Lord stood by me and gave me strength.”
2 Timothy 4:17
Have you ever seen one of those handyman’s trucks that advertise “No job is too small”? Today’s verse reminds me of those words. When we read Paul’s writings, it is easy to think that what he endured – death threats, imprisonment, beatings – is so far removed from anything in our lives, that God’s deliverance must be just as improbable. Not so. Yes, God still creates miracles and delivers many from extreme situations. But, he is also with us in our everyday fears and troubles.
He can give us strength when we’re nervous before an interview, presentation, or test. He gives us strength when our patience is gone and we’re ready to snap. He stands by us and strengthens us when we wonder if we’re making the right choice or decision. God is
with us in the smaller as well as the larger challenges of life. No job is too small for God.
© Carol Dean Henn 2018
Carol Dean Henn of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, PA