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This post was orginally posted July 17, 2008... I wrote it shortly after I started blogging. I thought I would share it again....
Have you ever felt you were being attacked by a person, your job, an illness or other situation and you felt that you were in such deep waters that you would never be able to get out? Have you ever noticed that those attacks seem to be when you are at your weakest, whether it be emotionally, physically or spiritually? I have experienced all three.
I have not been in the best of health for the past six years. During such time I have experienced deep waters to where at times I could no longer tread water because my strength was completely gone; I was sinking fast into deep depression, and spiritual deadness. The Lord brought to my mind that I was trying to “tread” the deep waters in my own strength. The enemy of sickness and Satan are much too powerful to defeat in my own strength. The only way to fight this battle is to stop treading in those deep waters, lay completely back floating into the Savior’s strong and loving arms; resting in Him as I allow Him to carry me through the deep waters.
There is a beautiful Song that I love to sing, it’s called His Strength Is Perfect. There is a phrase that says, “…. His strength in us begins – when ours comes to an end – He hears our humble cry and proves again…His strength is perfect when our strength is gone – He’ll carry us when we can’t carry on – raised in His power His strength becomes new – His strength is perfect – His strength is perfect.”
A verse I have claimed for my life and blog is Psalm 18:29 “In YOUR strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.” What’s the army that is attacking you today? Mine is pain and a cold.
Thank you Heavenly Father that we have Your strength to carry us through our storms, our deep waters. Thank you Father that Your strength is perfect when our strength is gone. Thank you dear Lord that In Your strength I can crush my enemies and scale any wall they set before me! Remind me Father that the battle is not mine, it’s the Lord’s. Thank you for my blogging family whom I know will pray for me. Thank you Lord for already easing my pain. In Jesus name, amen.