It’s comforting to write these words, to believe in these words: His strength. It takes a load off. I no longer need to carry the weight. Shoulders relax, and I can breathe easy.
I’ve discovered that in order to accept God’s strength I have to trust in Him, and in order to trust in Him, I have to know Him. Funny how that works. It always seems to come back to knowing Him, not just knowing about God, but actually encountering Him.
This is how I first encountered the Lord, how I first drew from His strength. And how I continue to do so, daily.
Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears. 16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. 18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support. 19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
For the month of March, and always, I will call to Him and He will rescue me with His strength.
You are my strength. I watch for you; my God on whom I can rely (Psalm 59:9 & 10).