I love You, Lord; You are my strength. – (Psalm 18:1, NLT)
I love You, God – You make me strong. – (Psalm 18:1, MSG)
I love You, Eternal One, Source of my power. – (Psalm 18:1, VOICE)
This morning, waking up was a bit painful. I did not get nearly enough sleep, and my mind and body were challenged in new ways last evening that left me exhausted beyond what a normal workout would. Though I am weary, I am grateful, for I know where my strength will come from, despite the lack I am currently feeling. Just as we are able to “dig deep“ and ask far more of our bodies than we realize as we take on new physical challenges, we can do the same in life as we press into Jesus, and seek His strength to do all that He calls us to do. May we turn in trust to our loving Lord, and seek the One who is our Source of strength each time we call on Him.
The Lord is our strength,
Power when we’re weak;
In love, He listens,
To all those who seek.
Let’s trust in the One,
Who always will hear;
Us calling for help,
By grace, He draws near.
Seek the Lord’s comfort,
Trust strength by His grace;
Love without limits,
In faith, run your race.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are approachable and present as we seek You. Thank You that we can love and be loved by You. Thank You that You are our strength in weakness, and that You equip us with power for the purposes to which we are called. Forgive us for not turning in trust to You when we feel weak. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would seek You as our Source of power and strength to persevere on the path to which we have been called. Show us how to love and encourage those around us, so that they too, may find their strength in You. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we love You and praise You for making us strong, so that we are able run the race to which we have been called to run. Amen.
May God Almighty grant you mercy. – Genesis 43:14