Not Our Own Strength

Not Our Own Strength

Kris & I were on our way home one night when I noticed her again, sitting outside of her house almost late every night. She poured out her heart to us once, as she told us that her husband is having other woman. Now she’s on guard of the husband and bothered whenever the husband is not home yet. I know it hurts too much to know that someone else shares with your husband. But I believe it’s equally hard to put everything in your hands thinking that you can put a stop into something that is not right.

When I got home a friend called. Her voice was uncertain as she admitted giving in to temptation. She had let go of a soul damaging relationship about a year ago which opened her door to knowing the so many wonderful plans that God has for her. She opened her heart to receive Jesus and started building a foundation to having an intimate relationship with Him. But she has lost control of her heart thinking that what she feels for the guy was love after all and believing that she can change him to what is accepted to her friends and family. Now she’s enveloped with confusion.

Two women in two different plights, both put everything into their hands to resolve their respective dilemma. Wishing that by doing so, they can make things better. It was heart breaking to know that some people close to me are suffering from hurts and confusion. And that sometimes, no matter how much I want to help them, I can only do so much because the decision is still theirs to make.

I believe it’s a question of whose STRENGTH it is that we are depending on that will make a difference in our lives. We can only do much with the daily challenges of life but acknowledging that we can’t do it on our own and depending on God’s strength to resolve it will make our burdens light. It is only with God that we can do all things, because He alone strengthens us.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.

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