Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Where does my strength come from?

Have you ever been so tired and worn out that you want to just go sit in a corner and cry.  That is how I am feeling today.  My husband is on a business trip and three of our kids are sick.  One of which woke up in the middle of the night with a high fever and I was up with her for over three hours.

Not only are the kids sick, but I am behind on everything. And I mean everything.  I had such great intentions of getting things done this week so my husband would come home to an organized home, with an organized wife. That didn't happen. My plans for the week didn't happen. I am exhausted.  I am worn out.  I have no more of my strength in me.

It is at these times, when I have nothing left in me, that God reveals His strength in sweet marvelous ways.  While my son was taking his breathing treatment this morning he was singing as loud as his little lungs would let him, "Rise and shine and give God the glory glory".  He sang it over and over again. He didn't care that he has a cough that sounds like a barking dog.  He didn't care that he was wearing an uncomfortable mask while a steam of medicine was flowing at his face.  He just wanted to sing praises to God.

I'd like to say that after hearing him singing praises that I was refreshed and ready to go, but I wasn't.  I sat here and cried.  I cried because I didn't turn to my Heavenly Father for strength.  I, instead, had a pitty party for myself.  I cried because once again God used my children to show me that I need to rely on Him more.

It was only after I got into the Word that I began to get strength.  His Word is my strength.

He gives power to the weak.  And to those who have no might He increases their strength. Isaiah 40:29

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wing like eagles.  They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:31

"My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9

For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong.  And this also we pray, that you may be made complete.  2 Corinthians 13:9

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