Oh sometimes I would just love to be strong
Strong to not hurt
Strong to not fear
Strong to feel able to face the day
You do offer strengthening
You promise to strengthen those who wait on You
I can ask
And You will give
But it doesn't mean I won't hurt
It doesn't mean I will not fear
It doesn't mean I will feel able to face the day
The lack of fear
And feeling able to face things
Those will come by my choosing to trust
Choosing to believe Your promises
As for hurting--that's just gonna happen!
How to be strong:
14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.
(Eph. 3:14-21, NLT)
There is much strengthening available
through His Spirit,
by His love,
through living in His love.
This is the strength I need.
This is the kind of "strong" others need from me
This is the kind of "strong" I need to be
Strengthen me, LORD, for this day, for the tasks at hand, strengthen me in Your love, by Your Spirit. Make Your home in my heart as I trust in You.