Life is full of ups and downs, highs and lows. It is our strength that gets us through those tough life situations. Often times we don’t know our own strength until we are faced with having to dig beyond ourselves to use it.
Psalm 27:1 tells us…
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When we rely on the Lord for our strength, our everything we have nothing to fear or to worry about because He has us wrapped and protected.
Mom often feels weary and tired but I’ve seen her pull it together to go to church, doctor’s appointments, dinner with family and more. She says she doesn’t feel bad, just tired. Treatments tend to drain a lot of her energy but she will still give you a laugh and a “Good Word”. I think it makes her feel good to hear people say “Martha, you don’t even look or sound sick?” Mom, will then say “I don’t know what sick looks or sounds like.” The thing is, mom has always taken pride in how she looks. She might not feel good on the but you better believe she’s going to try her best to not show it on the outside. She gives credit to God because in her own words “I can’t do it alone.” It’s the strength that God gives her. It comes from a place where only God resides within us.
When you’re at your lowest or weakest point just remember to be faithful, prayerful and rely on the strength that God gives you.