I am weak…He is strong

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of the sun’s transparency

I’m weak- but He’s strong

Boy, am I thankful for God’s grace!  I have been a mess today.  I should have walked around with a *warning* label around my neck…In fact, I just confessed to my husband that I needed a “do-over” today.  I need to phone every single person I had any interaction with to say “I’m sorry”.  Sorry for any distress my emotional self has caused anyone.

All day I prayed for Him to take this feeling from me.  Late this afternoon, as I took my dog out for a walk, I stopped and saw the sun filtering through these gorgeous orange trees.

And in that brief moment, I felt Him say to me- see how much better this walk is when you stop focusing on yourself… and how you are feeling?  How much better your day is when you stop dwelling on the negative, or on every little thing that discourages you?  

Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.  Proverbs 4:25

When my gaze turns inward it is not pretty. Days like today make me so thankful for my Father who is abundantly gracious and patient with me- when I clearly don’t deserve it.  And He doesn’t hit me over the head- He tenderly points me towards Him.  As my eyes turned away from my circumstance and towards the Son, I could feel His warm, gentle hands wrap tight around me. The sun literally dried my tear stained face. I gazed up, and I immediately realized that my lens had been out of focus all day long.  Looking here, there, and everywhere except up.  And in that moment, I saw just how weak I am without Him.

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

I am weak but He is strong…

yes, Jesus loves me, 

yes, Jesus loves me,

yes, Jesus loves me-

for the Bible tells me so! 

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.  Ephesians 6:12

Thank you for rescuing me from myself- each and every time.  Thank you for being my Rock, for loving me in spite of myself. Thank you for letting me to be Your child…and for allowing me to make mistakes.  Thank you for Your gentle reminder to re-focus my lens- so that Your Son is in perfect view!

12 thoughts on “I am weak…He is strong

  1. Oh Julie! I could write this post and mean every word you just said. How amazingly true it is that He is infinitely patient and loving with us, even when we are not with ourselves. Maybe especially when we’re not with ourselves!! What you say here is very similar to what He’s been teaching me for many years now–I gotta keep my eyes focused on Him. Not on my failings. Not on my circumstances. Not even on what I’m trying to accomplish. And not just look toward Him, but truly see Him and the mercies He offers, the abundance of love shining from His eyes . . .


  2. I read this and went “awwww ….”
    Then this thought popped out of nowhere: He waited.
    Maybe He waited until you were ready to allow Him to connect.
    “All day I prayed for Him to take this feeling from me”
    Maybe He waited all day for you to take this feeling from you.
    I love His gentle affection.

    Thank you. I intended to add a small “awwww …” comment and need to say thank for giving me something!! 🙂

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    • He always amazes me… when I saw that golden tree that day, I told my husband it was my “burning bush” moment… He really was speaking to me as I saw that beautiful sight. He stops at nothing to get our attention 🙂 Blessings to you!!

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