Source of strength

As I was climbing the stairs to bed, my mind twisted its way to worry… “O Lord, how long will I have to care for a disabled child? Her whole life? My whole life? Will there ever be a day when I can trust her to be alone – will the impulsivity ever improve… and her feet? What about her feet?” I stopped myself. And looked for comfort in truth… From Streams in the Desert (June 27):

“The Lord is my strength” (Ex 15:2) to go on. He gives me the power to walk the long, straight, and level path, even when the monotonous way has no turns or curves offering pleasant surprises and when my spirit is depressed with the terrible drudgery.

“The Lord is my strength” to sit still. And what a difficult accomplishment this is! …I feel like the mother who stands by her sick child but is powerless to heal. What a severe test! Yet to do nothing except to sit still and wait requires tremendous strength.

How many times do I turn to God and He speaks directly to my circumstance? So many times. He will supply what I need for today (period). He alone is my strength.


4 thoughts on “Source of strength

  1. Khristy Williamson Humphries says:

    Kathryn –

    Yes – the Lord alone is your strength!

    Praise be to the LORD,
    for he has heard my cry for mercy.
    The LORD is my strength and my shield;
    my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
    My heart leaps for joy,
    and with my song I praise him.
    Psalm 28

    Continue to cling to His word. Remember to allow others support that strength.


  2. Next steps, Kathryn….just keep taking the next step in faith as you have been doing this past year and few months. I love you dearly. Praying for you. I’m so glad God meets you right where you are every time. You are an inspiration! Love to you!!!


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