I love You, Lord; You are my strength. – (Psalm 18:1, NLT)
I love You, God – You make me strong. – (Psalm 18:1, MSG)
Whether it is strength of heart, strength of mind, or physical strength, God provides what we need when we need it most. This past weekend, I both experienced His provision of strength, and watched others dig deep and find strength they did not realize that they had. As a visual learner, I so love concepts to be made tangible before me. There is a quote about running that really can parallel to our walk of faith as well:
“When you can no longer run with your legs, run with your heart.”
It is a reminder that when we come to the end of ourselves, we begin to rely on the One who created us with purpose and equipped us to run whatever race He sets before us. When we lean into Him, we find strength we did not know we had, and accomplish far more than we ever thought possible. Whatever that next step is, He will provide the strength that is needed to get from here to there. May we trust in the Lord who is our strength, and love as we are loved.
O Lord, You are good,
With love, make me strong;
All praise unto You,
Throughout my life long.
I love You, my God,
Unto You, I’ll run;
Wherever You call,
’til my days are done.
You Lord, are my strength,
O Father, I sing;
Your grace sustains me,
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our strength. Thank You that the strength You provide is not just physical, but strength of heart and mind as well. Forgive us for not depending on You when things are difficult, or for not praising You when they are easy. Teach us to give You glory in all things and at all times. We love You, Lord and want to honor You in all. Show us how to love those around us in a way that strengthens and builds others up. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we love You and praise You for the strength that You provide us as it is needed. Amen.
God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me. – Genesis 21:6