The Lord Is My Strength #31DaysofPraise

“I will sing to the Lord,
for He is highly exalted;
He has thrown the horse
and its rider into the sea.
The Lord is my strength and my song;
He has become my salvation.
This is my God, and I will praise Him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
The Lord is a warrior;
Yahweh is His name.” Exodus 15:1-3


Lord's strength

Moments of our greatest weakness are opportunities for tapping into our greatest Strength. 

Moments of our greatest weakness are opportunities for tapping into our greatest Strength. #31DaysofPraise Click To Tweet

Most of my life I’ve fought against being weak. Raised with older brothers, I grew a competitive spirit and an “I can do it” attitude.

So when things spiraled out of my control as a young wife, I fought hard against the feeling of weakness the circumstances ushered in. Yet the harder I fought, the weaker I grew.

Solid Rock of Strength

Finally at rock bottom, I found a solid rock of Strength that had nothing to do with my abilities.

And as I look back over the years I’ve walked with the Lord, those times of deepest sorrow have brought the greatest triumphs. Those times of utter weakness have brought greater strength.

Not because I’ve become stronger personally through the losses and struggles, but because I’ve become closer to the one who is my strength.

Trials blow away the shifting sand of self we try to stand on and expose the Solid Rock that was there all along. The Solid Rock, an everlasting hope for us desperate, weak people.

Trials blow away the shifting sand of self we try to stand on and expose the Solid Rock that was there all along. #31DaysofPraise Click To Tweet

And I’m so very grateful.

Dear Father, There is nothing easy about the trials of this life. They hurt so very deep down. They seek to destroy our peace and happiness. We wonder how we’ll ever laugh again. Eventually the pain and sorrow drive us to our knees. And Lord, You know that’s where we find their blessing. That’s where we find our hope. On our knees we are forced to look up, and You are there. Always there. Waiting. Welcoming. Longsuffering, You wait patiently for us to give up our strength and embrace Yours. In You, we embrace a strength that brings back beauty and peace and joy.  O Lord, there is no one like You. You are worthy of all manner of praise. May our words and actions bless you, bringing glory daily to Your name. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen! 

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Reflections: Have you ever written a prayer of praise? If so, what was the catalyst for you writing it? If not, why not give it a try now! After all God is worthy of every manner of praise. 

If you like these short devotions on praise, be sure to check out my devotional on Amazon, “Everyday Praise: Walking in Greater Peace.” Just click here! 

More than 4 years of counting and I’ve surpassed 4,000 gifts in Ann Voskamp’s Joy Dare! What a blessing! Here are numbers #4,348–4,368. Read my entire list by clicking here.

  • Short but wonderful morning visit from out-of-town friends; Assurance of God’s sovereignty in the midst of the hard; Good therapist report for Joey’s thumb
  • Variety of shades of deer we see in the park; Walking with Rach and her crazy drivers; Windows open and owls hooting
  • Needed bit of humbling; Another crazy day that worked out; Visit with a dear lady friend in the nursing home
  • Driving winding roads through the gorgeous fall countryside; Van repaired; Finally meeting and holding my adorable newborn nephew!
  • Watching the Homecoming parade, with Rachel waving from her float and Joey in the band; Hubby’s first Friday night off work in a while; Scoring on a meat sale
  • Lovely drive into Wisconsin; Beautiful view from hotel balcony; Sharing pictures and laughter and stories while creating new memories with extended family
  • More memories created with extended family; Touring the House on the Rock; Fall + Wisconsin = Apples, so we stopped at an orchard and made apple streusel for supper

By His grace ≈


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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

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