Friday, July 22, 2011
People tell me a lot that I'm a strong woman. They think that because I'm juggling so much, I'm naturally strong and organized and able to do it all. They see me going to school, working, helping my husband at our church and raising a family and they think, "Wow, she's confident, she's strong, she's energetic, and she really has it together."
Let me set the record straight right now: they're wrong. Really, really wrong. I'm not strong and I'm not confident, and I don't have anything together. I'm a mess. I'm weak. I'm afraid. I'm a natural born worrier. I stress out and freak out about little things. I have no confidence in myself. And most of the time I'm really, really tired. I'm not at all what people think I am.
I'm not a strong woman. I'm just a woman who has faith in a really strong God. Psalm 73:26 says, "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." When I feel like I'm falling apart, I know that my Daddy has me wrapped in His strong arms. When I'm weak, He gives me all the strength I need to get through the day. When I don't have the energy to get through another minute, He gives me rest. He's my life, my breath, my everything. He's the strong One.