As I write this we are in the 9th day of January.
Woman after woman shares with me her feelings of failure and disappointment.
New Years Day resolutions are already buried under
Efforts to simply survive 2020.
And for those who know there is more to life
the question begs for an answer
“Can I possibly be strong – strong in my soul – in this day?”
All around we see the erosion of moral values.
Deep within we are aware of our human weakness.
So can we possibly grow strong – soul strong – today?
I honestly believe so.
For again and again I have seen the when the storm winds blow
the roots do deep.
And oh how my heart longs for those deep roots of strength.
“I feel like such a failure,” she said and bent her head.
“Honestly I feel so ugly,” another woman admitted.
“Me? Oh I’m just a mess inside but I’d never admit it to another”.
My heart leaps out to these women and so many like them
who suffer alone with doubts, confusion and disappointment.
The superficial answers of today
The skin-deep solutions
No, they don’t and they won’t.
True strength – real soul strength- is found in One alone.
And it is only as I draw near to Him
And dig deep into His Truths
That I discover a strength that lasts.
It is not dependent on my emotions, my moods, the latest best seller.
It is not conditioned on my financial security, or the amount of education I have.
No, it’s solely based on the character of God.
His everlasting Love.
His Plan and Purpose for my life.
His unchanging Nature.
There is a hunger all around for Truth that changes lives.
There is a longing to grow strong.
Let these words sink deep within –
1-3 Thank you! Everything in me says “Thank you!”
Angels listen as I sing my thanks.
I kneel in worship facing your holy temple
and say it again: “Thank you!”
Thank you for your love,
thank you for your faithfulness;
Most holy is your name,
most holy is your Word.
The moment I called out, you stepped in;
you made my life large with strength. Psalm 138:1-3 Msg
He wants to give you that strength today.
A strength that can face whatever storms you might face
A strength that will give you confidence to boldly embrace
His Truth in a crazy world.
Interested in growing strong – soul strong- this year?
Join me and others as we do just that.
It will transform your life.