weary

We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength. Charles Stanley


He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
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.

Isaiah 40:29-31

promises

God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in times of trouble . Psalm 46:1

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; Hebrews 10:23

wind

You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. C. S. Lewis

He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Mark 6:48

strength

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. Hermann Hesse

 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” . . . I Corinthians 12:9

worry

Worry is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength–carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. Corrie ten Boom

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 

ne’er forget

This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heav’n be one.     
Maltbie Babcock

But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.         Pslam 59:16

family

Our Family is a circle of strength and love

with every birth and union it grows

Every crisis faced together

Makes the circle stronger

. . . As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Content

For I have learned to be content, whatever the circumstances may be. I know now how to live when things are difficult and I know how to live when things are prosperous. In general and in particular I have learned the secret of eating well or going hungry of facing either plenty of poverty. I am ready for anything through the strength of the One who lives within me. Philippians 4:11-13

the way

As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.  For who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?  It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect. Psalm 18:30-32

faith & strength

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.   Helen Keller

We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.   Charles Stanley