When You Get to the End of Yourself

Number 44 in the series “God Rocks: 101 Amazing Everyday Gifts!” The miracles and promises of Jesus that show us the awesome blessings we can experience each day. I hope it encourages you!


I’m at my wits end with a problem. By all accounts it’s insignificant yet still important to me and perplexing.

We live in the country so through the years we’ve adopted many stray cats.

One we have now is very shy and yet my little buddy. As I write this in our sunroom, he’s laying on the sofa next to me so I can reach over and pet him.

A couple of weeks ago he seemed sick so we took him to the vet. She diagnosed diabetes. Ugh!


Photo Credit: Kristof Borkowski

Photo Credit: Kristof Borkowski


We’ve changed his diet and now I have to give him insulin shots twice a day. Let me tell you that brings new meaning to the word exciting.

Now he’s become more and more illusive. Yet, if I can’t give him his shots he dies.

I know this is pretty low on the importance scale compared to what each of us face at times and maybe what you’re facing right now. But I still find myself perplexed.


Sometimes we come to a place where we’ve tried everything we know and yet it’s still just not enough.


That’s what I love about Jesus’ promise to his disciples and to us.


“Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously.” (Matthew 10: 7-8 MSG)


He was sending out his rag tag band of followers to spread the good news of his kingdom. And he tells them to simply trust in the power they’ve already seen.

He offers us the same.


And what we can expect?


First, we get to live in a very real supernatural kingdom now not just when this life ends. All the blessings and power of that future kingdom are available to us here.

Second, this power is available to ordinary people like the early disciples. And yes to us as well. No super-sized saints needed.

Third, it’s real miracle working power. Not some religious mumbo-jumbo but effective power for our needs.

Fourth, God gives it to us freely out of his generosity not because of our impeccable spirituality.

Fifth, we have the opportunity to share it and see wonders beyond our imagination. We can see it multiply in amazing ways.


When we get to the end of our power we can see the beginning of God’s.


When have you seen this kind of power?

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