Strong Enough


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Today’s Scripture: Psalm 130

“Out of the depths I cry to you, O’ Lord! O’ Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my plea for mercy!” vs 1 & 2

When I first read this passage, My mind immediately jumped to the time right after I had my daughter.

Things didn’t go as I had planned. Seriously, I had a typed birth plan. And I ended up spending two weeks in the hospital… too weak to hold my new beautiful baby girl. Too weak to do much of anything by myself.

I could no longer rely on myself.

I had to fully rely on others… my family, my nurses, my doctor… my God.

About that time Matthew West’s song, Strong Enough came out. And while I had only heard it a couple of times, I knew the tune, and I could remember the words, “I know I’m not strong enough to be everything that I’m supposed to be…” 

It was enough to keep me going during those two weeks.

Fast forward to the present.

I became a Christian when I was just 8 years old. And from time to time, I have doubted my faith.

But at 33, I finally realize my doubt comes from within… Comes from me trying to do it on my own.

For the first time in my life, I fully understand “Trust in the Lord with ALL (not just the part you want to give up) our heart, and do not lean on YOUR OWN understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV)

I am so thankful that I serve a God who is strong enough.

Lent came at a really good time in my life this year.

Not because things were going perfectly… quite the opposite really.

But because things are finally lining out in my life.

Not on my own strength by any means… but in His. Because I finally gave up trying to do it on my own.

Over the next 38 days, I encourage you to do something to strengthen your relationship with Him.

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2 responses »

  1. Isn’t it amazing? The love that grows for our Father when we finally can say what you said here: “I finally gave up trying to do it on my own”!

    We think we are in full surrender…until we finally understand what that really really is.

    Great post:)

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