Tuesday, June 09, 2015

"More than I can handle?" You BETCHA!

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore, my heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.                          Ps 28:7 NIV - with an assist from NASB
A quick google on "strength" and you discover there are some really stupid ways people look for strength.  The internet is filled with inane quotes on strength - I may be guilty of having repeated a few of them a time or two.  ::grin::

While this verse doesn't tell me everything about strength or joy - it gives me a strong start.  To truly experience God, I will walk through some "things" and this is ultimately good.

If it flees when life gets hard, it's not the joy of the LORD.

Bottom line:

I won't know Him as my strength if I'm never given more than *I* can handle!

I won't know Him to be my shield if I never follow Him into battle.

I won't know Him to be my help if I never trust in Him and I won't trust in Him if I can handle everything just fine myself (see #1).

Because I HAVE experienced him as my strength, shield and help, my heart can and will leap for joy...even here....because the One who has proven Himself to be my strength, my shield and my trustworthy help does not change.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

HI to you two. Dad/I have been talking and we want you to know for an absolute fact that we are free, ready and able (yes able) to come help you all pack, move stuff around, and just do whatever we might do that would be a help to you all. Just holler if you can use our kind of help. :)

love you two so much! love praying and especially for our family members. PTL for the peace we can end up with and praying much that you all feel God right with you period.

Praying you all into that bubble around you which covers you completely..........

mom t.