Oh How I Need the Lord!

April 6, 2009 at 1:19 pm (A Slice of Life, Attitudes) (, , , , )

42-16297736Oh how I need the Lord! My strength fails me. I’m so very weak. Lacking in the motivation, physical energy, and foresight to be able to conquer each day that I face. And so the moment comes when at last I realize how desperately I need the strength which the Lord provides—how desperately I need Him! And how wonderful when I remember His promises: “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.” “He gives grace to the humble.” “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” “Greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world.”

What amazing grace that my God would sustain me and strengthen me to do His will. I cannot do it in my own strength (precisely because “my own strength” amounts to nothing but weakness). But by His grace I can work out this salvation He has purchased for me—because He is the one at work in me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure! What an encouragement it is to know that I don’t walk this road alone. My good Shepherd is there with me to lead me all the way—and to pick me up and carry me when I am broken! Just the thought of His tender care and abundant grace makes me want to get moving! Praise God! I may not have confidence in myself. And I don’t need to—there’s nothing there to put confidence in anyway. But I can put my confidence in my Savior and stand tall as I seek to joyfully do His will!

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7 Comments

  1. Miss Jocelyn said,

    Amen! And I hope you are feeling better. I haven’t been over here in awhile and I missed hearing for you ladies… been thinking about you though and praying everything is going smoothly with the babe. HUGS

  2. Anna said,

    Thank you for a grat reminder! God has been teaching me jus that after a long hard valley walk in my life. God Bless

  3. Pearls and Diamonds said,

    Thank you ladies, for your thoughts.

    Miss Jocelyn, I am feeling much better as far as morning sickness is concerned! It’s pretty much gone. But now my hips hurt quite a bit!

    This little guy is moving around like crazy. That’s the most fun part, feeling him move. 🙂

    ~Lauren

  4. Nancy Keely said,

    What encouraging words, Lauren!

  5. onlyonelife4jesus said,

    Oh how I needed this! Today I was so mad at myself for snapping at a friend, yesterday for not being patient with my babies, Sunday, for not loving and understanding what must have been going through a friend’s head when she made a wrong choice. I NEED Him daily, every hour, every SECOND. Thanks for the encouragement and reminder to seek His help. ❤

  6. åslaug abigail said,

    I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
    No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.

    I need Thee, O I need Thee;
    Every hour I need Thee;
    O bless me now, my Savior,
    I come to Thee.

    I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;
    Temptations lose their power when Thou art nigh.

    I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;
    Come quickly and abide, or life is in vain.

    I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;
    And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.

    I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;
    O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessèd Son.

  7. Pearls and Diamonds said,

    That hymn was going through my head when I wrote this! Thanks for posting the lyrics!

    ~Lauren

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