What makes you feel strong? Feeling strong can mean something different for each person, as well as where they draw their strength.
According to Google, being strong means having the courage to admit that you are not okay. Being strong means being able to talk to someone about how you are feeling. Being strong means you have healthy things that you do that help pull you out of dark spaces.
Do you feel like you are strong? I do not think I am strong. I know that I do not admit that I am not okay. Most times I will say that I am okay even if I do not really feel like I am okay. I keep things bottled up a lot and do not let others know what I am thinking. My one release is through my writing, whether it be in a personal journal or within a blog. I put down on “paper” my thoughts and feelings rather than sharing them with others. I am thankful for friends, some of which are only online, but they are ones that I trust and can confide in and will pray for me when I have the strength and courage to share.
Where do I draw my strength? Where I draw my strength maybe different from where you draw yours and that is perfectly all right. As stated in the Bible verse in the picture above, my strength comes from the Lord. Exodus 15:2 “The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” (ESV) When I am weary or troubled, I turn to the Lord for help to strengthen me. He always sees me through whatever circumstance may come my way, even when I do not see how I am going to make it.
A passage in the book of Isaiah is one I recall to mind when I am struggling. The verses are located in Isaiah 40: 29-31 (NKJV); “He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
The Lord is my strength and without Him I do not know where I would be. He is my ever-faithful companion, my comfort, my protector, and my guide. I may not know the path in which I am headed, but my God does, and he is the light at my footpath. He gives me strength to see me through each and every day.
These are my thoughts for the #bloganuary challenge of the day. Feel free to comment and like my blog.
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