If I’m honest, I have always prided myself with being strong. I usually was the kid slowly walking inside to show my mom my scrape versus dramatically throwing myself on the ground like others…
As I got older, I learned how to be strong, grit my teeth, and get it done. I was an A+ student. I didn’t care how long it took, or how hard it was, I was going to get that project or paper in. Granted it usually involved tears when I didn’t think I could go any longer, but nonetheless I was stronger, or so I thought, once I came out on the other side.
However, I think this trying to be strong all the time has actually made me weaker. I try to do everything in my own strength…finish projects, clean the house, find a husband, make a baby…and I’m learning that I’m actually really weak. In trying to do it on my own, I have no power, no strength, no control.
The Psalmist writes in Psalm 31:24, “Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the Lord.”
He reminds us here that God is always with us, and we have hope no matter what our circumstances are.
Today, where are you trying to be strong and just “get it done”? How can you be strong by simply putting your hope and faith in the one that can accomplish it all?