Saturday, March 28, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays: His Strength Is Perfect

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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....

“He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters. He delivered me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me. They attacked me at a moment when I was weakest, but the Lord upheld me. He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me.” Psalm 18:16-19

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.


bp said...

Hi, I found your blog from Marsha's! I read hers all the time. I love the song as well, it is so true. You can here it on Steven Curtis Chapman's webpage under music. It is on the playlist there. Maybe the link above will work for you!

Michele Williams said...

Thank you! I was able to find the song on You Tube. I hope I did it correctly. This song ministers to me so much. I'm glad you enjoy it as well. I hope to get to know you as well.

Denise said...

Blessings to you dear.

Marsha said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for the encouraging words.

My computer is running slow this evening - muggy air - so I'm loading the video right now and I'll watch it in a couple of minutes.

Tea with Tiffany said...

Wow, this was an amazingly beautiful song and picture video. I love birds so this one really blessed me.

Then to read your honest post, I feel so thankful to God for His strength.

This was full of His truth and love. Thank you. I pray that God continue to be your life raft. May He deliver you from your pain and cold.

I see a beautiful, faithful heart.



Darlene said...

Beautiful song! I needed this today!
Blessings to you my friend!

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting on my blog. You sound like a fun grandmother. Keep in touch.

Cathy said...

That is such a beautiful video and song, thanks, Michele.

Angela said...

Thank you so much for this powerful devotional. It greatly ministered to me and the song was just what the Lord desired for my heart right now..

I just got back home from standing on the side of the road. One of our soldiers have come home. His body did. We are Canadian. From Toronto Ontario, to his home town Port Col borne, an hour and a half away, people have stood on the side of the road, to stand for this family in support, respect, and love as they traveled to lay their beloved one's body to rest.

Debbie Petras said...

Michele, I am so glad I visited your blog today. I love this song! I even have this CeeCee Wynans CD but I'd forgotten about it. This post reminded me and I'm going to play it again. The words are so good to remind us that we have access to His strength. May the Lord bless you, Michele.

Tara said...

Very beautiful...thank you so much for sharing. Hugs!