Two verses that I held onto during my Goofy run last weekend were:
- Philippians 4:13 (NIV) – I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
- 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) – But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power (strength in the KJV) is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Without these verses and the promises that go along with them, I would have been hopeless.
And really, that is true about most of life. I am constantly holding on to the promises of God that say He is my strength, He is my provider, He is my protector, and so much more.
I have loved this song since the first time I heard it, but I listened to it a little differently this week. It is spot on about me, about my life. I have many people who are looking to me to be their strength, to be their support, and I often feel inadequate for that – whether it be my kids, husband, other family, or friends. But thanks to the strength of God, I won’t give up. I will keep pressing on and doing my best with His help.