Friday, August 26, 2011

HIS Strength, Not Mine!

My life's path has been treacherous at times. More times than not it has taken many twists and turns toward the unknown. There have been numerous painful places. I have forged ahead, sometimes crawling out of despair on my hands and knees.

So many times, my friends and family have said, "you are the strong one!"

Last night, I cried out to GOD, "I do NOT want to always be the strong one....why can't I be the child?"

HE said, "you are the child...MY child...I am all you need!"

From as early as four years old, I remember crying out to GOD in prayer! My strength comes from HIM! I am never alone. HE is always with me. HE has called me to a difficult journey. A journey I am not sure I want to face, yet I know I must.

"See, God has come to save me.I will trust in him and not be afraid.The Lord God is my strength and my song;he has given me victory.” Isaiah 12:2

"But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.They will soar high on wings like eagles.They will run and not grow weary.They will walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,


cowiche said...

Hi Andrea,
That could be my theme song. Seems the closer I get to Him, in many ways, I find myself walking only with him. The more I hear Him say, the less people want to hear.
I long for companionship and acceptance, but I guess I need to find that in Him,not people. With Him, I've always found rest, with people, well not much of that.
Someone said to me the other day. "Saying prayers, praising Him, and quoting scripture on FB are not enough, I need to know His suffering." Believe me, I know that part all too well.
It's the suffering that has brought me to the place of saying prayers, singing praise, and quoting scripture.
So, I will follow Him as i know you will also, though none go with us.
Love you,

Goose Hill Farm said...


"You are the child...MY child...I am all you need!" How much truth there is in that!



Yes, Andrea, from a child I have learned to just fall into His grace and rest in His strength.

One Scripture is ever present in my thoughts: Our faith may fail, His never wanes- That's who He is, He cannot change! - 2 Timothy 2:13

He is ... our joy ... our strength. That will never change.

Nancy said...

I can feel your weariness at always being the steong one. I am so glad that you know you are God's child and you can rest in His strength. Lovely thoughts.

Renee said...

Yes, our strength does come from Him....I have been pondering the scripture, "The joy of the Lord is my strength" this past week...It is the only way to stay strong isnt it....with him, near him...listening to him..letting him fill us with his power!

Southern Lady said...

He is the only source of strength, isn't he? Carla

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Trisha said...

Amen, Andrea. It is a wonderful thing to have God to cry out to. It is even a better thing when He answers. Blessings.

Sonja said...

You said this perfectly Andrea. I so relate to this. The scriptures are perfect... a good way to end this night.


TheBlogWriter8 said...

This made me cry. Beautifully touching post, Andrea!


Saleslady371 said...

I always think of you as the "strong" one too!

Love you!

Being Me said...

I lean on him more and more these days.. and I am leaving more to him.