Just a reminder for me …my strength isn’t far !

Weak places that keep us on our knees.

Strong places. And we forget to pray.

Having M.S. for eleven years, I’m daily aware of many weak places. Needy places I’ve learned to work around. Weak spots that remind me I need Someone Else to enable me to live strong in this broken world.

I have weak spots, too, that have nothing to do with M.S. Areas of brokenness designed to turn my gaze upward. Sometimes I remember. More often, I forget to go to Him for strength.

One thing I’m learning.
It’s in the weakest places of our lives that we find our greatest strength.

Maybe you’ve found this to be true in your own weak spots.

Ernest Hemingway once wrote:
“The world breaks everyone, and those who are broken are strongest in the broken places.”

It’s odd to think our weaknesses can be our greatest strengths.

But Scripture says that.
His strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Let’s not despise anything that brings us to our knees.

Seeking strength.

Finding it when we have none of our own.

On our knees, we find strength to stand.

Strength made perfect when we are weakest.

A strength we will never find anywhere else.

His strength. Made ours.

“. . . out of weakness were made strong.”(Hebrews 11:34)

By Bethany Hayes

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Your Source of Strength
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 12:01 AM PST
“……the joy of the Lord is your strength” Nehemiah 8:10b, (KJV)

At a London train station one day, a woman was stopped by an elderly man.

“Excuse me, ma’am,” he said, “but I want to thank you for something.”

“Thank me!” the woman exclaimed.

“Yes ‘m, I used to be the ticket collector, and whenever you went by you always gave me a cheerful smile and a ‘good mornin’.” You don’t know what a difference it made to me.

Wet weather or dry, it was always the same, and I thought to myself, ‘Wonder where she gets her smile from; one can’t always be happy, yet she seems to.’ I knew that smile must come from inside somehow.”

“Then one morning you came by and you had a little Bible in your hand. I said to myself, ‘Perhaps that’s where she gets her smile from.’ So on my way home that night I bought a Bible, and I’ve been reading it, and I’ve found Christ. Now I can smile, too, and I want to thank you.”

As you and I seek to be God’s witnesses today, in dependence on the supernatural power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, we should be mindful constantly of the fact that the joy of the Lord can indeed be our strength. That joy inevitably will shine on our faces, regardless of circumstances.

In the words of an anonymous poem:

“If you live close to God
And His infinite grace,
You don’t have to tell;
It shows on your face.”

Bible Reading: Psalm 16:6-11

Today’s Thought: I will make a conscious effort to reflect the joy of my indwelling Lord in such a way that it will glow on my very countenance. While it is true that joy is a fruit of the Spirit, it is also true that the reflection of that joy is my responsibility. But I will go a step further. I will tell everyone who will listen about the one who is the source of my joy.

By Dr. Bill Bright

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2 thoughts on “Just a reminder for me …my strength isn’t far !”

  1. Beautiful thoughts… by the way, I don’t know if you did.. that I too have M.S. It’s stable and I’m not really disabled by it .. .but weak and can’t walk too far a distance and some cognitive problems…. For you right now it’s likely causing you some issues… take care Diane

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