When my mother-in-law was seriously ill, my husband – her only son – was out of the country and unreachable. As I cared for her by the hour, I have to tell you – I was reaching deep into my reservoir! There just wasn’t time for my usual kind of quiet time with God. What I found was strength in the many scriptures I had memorized over the years. I gained energy from the psalms I’d read and from past times I spent alone with God. Those were roots deep into God’s truth. And I needed every one of them.
If you’re going to be a woman after God’s own heart, the support you get from a healthy root system is vital for standing strong in the Lord. Meet with God regularly. Talk to Him often and passionately through prayer, and commune with Him through meditation on His Word and His attributes. Read His wisdom found in His Word.
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me and caring about me daily–especially when I go through really tough trials. I love that I can come to You in times of stress and weakness, and You will give me strength. Amen.