Friday, September 14, 2012

Strength


People have different ideas on the meaning of the word "strength."
One of the most off-base definitions I've heard; is that true strength means keeping your head held high, your emotions down, keeping to yourself, and carrying on; without anyone's help or guidance.

In all honesty; that's about as far from the truth as you can get.
I say that, because you can't do it all by yourself. You can't always keep your head high. You can't always bottle up your emotions. You can't always keep calm and carry on. And you definitely can't always keep to yourself.

You need help.

We all do. And there's only one place we can truly get it. Yes, friends and family are definitely a huge support. But, being only human, they'll fail us time to time as well. (and vice versa)
What I'm talking about, is real help.


2 Corinthians 12:10:
That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
True strength is found in weakness.Why? Because when we're on our knees, in total humility, acknowledging our brokenness and weakness; that's when God fills us with his strength.
When we try to fight on our own; we fail for the most part. But when you stop all your efforts and trying, and finally ask God for his help in your life; that, my friend, is when things change.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Our strength shouldn't come from ourselves. It should come from God, and from God alone. We need to stop putting all our confidence in ourselves, and start looking to the Cross, where all our dreams, hopes, and faith should be found.
We need to stop pretending we have it all together, and stop fooling ourselves into thinking we're good on our own.
Let's just trust in the One who loves you with the greatest love imaginable; and rely on Him, and on His Strength. (John 15:13)
It will open your eyes to a whole new world.

Have a great day and God bless!

4 comments:

  1. What a graat reminder! Thank you for this!

    In Christ,
    Your impersonator,
    Paul

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love that Psalm! Great post, as always!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks! That means a lot to hear from you guys. All the glory goes to God. :]

    ReplyDelete
  4. Every person has an individual relationship with Christ and is only understood by that person only. I believe we must respect every person's feeling.

    ReplyDelete