The Strength of My Life

I’m sitting in my favorite corner at McDonald’s…in a fog…just staring into space…my back hurts…my mind is asleep.

And yet it is good to be still, open to what the Holy Spirit may say. For truly, I need His words in my inner being to drive away an old habit. I am weak, but HE is strong.

Lord, Lord, Lord…I need your strength to keep body, mind and spirit alert, alive, awake and fit.
A song comes to mind:

Every day I look to you, to be the strength of my life
You’re the One I hold on to, to be the strength of my life
Be the strength of my life; be the strength of my life; be the strength of my life today

You, God, through your word, through your love, mercy, grace, through your Holy Spirit are my strength. For I am weak today. I am weak and I am depressed. I am in pain in body, mind and spirit as I try to find the pleasant places of my boundaries, to appreciate the beautiful inheritance I find as your child.

I am limited, by your design…I limit myself, spurred often by Satan’s lies…and those limitations squeeze me into shutting down. There’s a frown on my face from concentration and effort. I move as though immersed in molasses.

Oh God…You are the strength of my life. Fill me with your enabling power to do good things; to climb out of the pit of despair and the boggy, miry clay. Despair is not my natural habitat, yet this morning it claws at me. Its boggy ground slows my feet, makes my steps harder, wears me down.
Father! Lift me on your eagle’s wings; renew my strength so that I may not faint. Hide me in your shelter; set my feet upon a rock making my steps secure.

I am leaving McDonald’s. Thank you, Father; I am strengthened for the day. The lines have indeed fallen in pleasant places for me. I may not be running, but I can walk now.

Psalm 16:6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him.

Psalm 40:2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.

Isaiah 40:31 Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.