Friday, June 24, 2011

I Can Do All Things

Today was "one of those days."  I actually climbed back into my bed, pulled the covers up over my head, and asked Matt if I could restart...all before 9 a.m.!  (Yes, I am well-aware that some of you were still sleeping then!)  It was just a whole bunch of drama today that finally became laughable when it began to pour just as I turned into our driveway...with a van full of groceries and a grumpy boy that didn't want to get out of the car!

In the shower this morning, I was repeating "I can do all things..." to myself as I often do when things get rough.  But you know what I realized?  I was leaving out the rest of the verse!  I was subconsciously telling myself, you can handle this!  You've got this!  No big deal!  You can do this!  But if you're familiar with the rest of the verse, I'm not the one who can do it. 

I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:13

It was pretty amazing that after I had this little revelation, my attitude got better!  My day didn't, but I was able to laugh and just shake my head a bit.  :)  Funny how when you are reminded that God is your strength, you're able to deal with a whole lot more.

Fast forward to the ride home from the grocery store, when I hear "Strong Enough" by Matthew West.  I'm not a huge fan of his music, but the lyrics definitely caught my attention.  Is God trying to teach me something, or what??

So here is a video that actually includes a clip of Matthew West sharing his motivation for the song. 



Side note:  I had no idea that Samaritan's Purse did disaster aid in the U.S.  My ignorant self thought they only went to third world countries.  Little did I know!

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