I’m Not Strong Enough

For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:30

I’m not strong enough. I’m not. Being the independent girl that I am, I’m always trying to do it on my own. It seems like a cycle of trying to be strong. It’s who I’ve always felt I had to be. Somewhere along the way, I learned this was a requirement of life. Strength is a necessity for survival.

But I’m not strong. Oh I have the facade down pat but that’s all it is. I have a very tender heart. It’s battered and bruised by the smallest slight. My immune system, I think it’s non-existent. And failure. That list is atrocious.

And the thing is, God keeps bringing me back full circle because this is a lesson I need repeated again and again.

I don’t have to be strong enough. Neither do you. God’s strong enough so we don’t have to be.

Broken by the world’s standards means we are whole in God’s eyes. His measuring stick is so much better than ours. Because when we are broken, we look up, we give it up, and we seek Him.

He pursues us. Whispers. Coddles. Holds. Pushes. Prods.

We’ve got to give it up. This idea of our own strength. When we rely on our human selves we are denying His perfect love from hiding us in the cleft of the rock and healing us.

The defiant toddler stomp doesn’t belong in our walk with Christ but like the perfect parent He is, He waits patiently and asks, “Are you done now?” When we’ve let it all out, He gently takes us by the hand and leads us home.

Don’t wait until you are exhausted to run into His arms. He wants you now. Cracked, brittle, bruised, and crushed. Let Him be strong enough, so you don’t have to be.

Lord, right now I’m asking you to be, strong enough. I’m not strong enough! Hands of mercy, won’t you cover me?

Linking Up Today at: Beholding Glory


  1. Great truth and very timely reminder that I don’t have to be that picture of perfection – He is for me! Amen!
    Have a great weekend. Hope you can enjoy some “down time,” and may you find rest in the Lord šŸ™‚
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  2. hi mel ,thats one of my struggles always trying to be strong enough,jesus always reminds me that he’s strong in me.for when I am weak then he is strong … my whole life I felt I had to be strong I can handle all that comes my way; but sure enough each day ,I find that I’m not that strong. I try everything first to only find myself at the bottom looking up ! mel thank you for sharing this truth; that our strength is in God and not in ourselves…hugs

  3. Thanks for the reminder. I’m an independent girl, too. I have been on the receiving end of some difficult times recently and have learned that I must lean on God and the godly people he has put in my life. I really cannot do it all myself.
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  4. Thank you for the encouragement, I totally relate with the independence. Thanks for linking up!

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