Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Nah. I Don't Think So.

I received this message in an email recently. The subject line said, This is you.

STRONG PERSON

A strong person knows how to keep their life in order. Even with tears in their eyes, they still manage to say "I'm ok" with a smile. Even when they're tired of being a strong person, they keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Seriously. I almost started laughing when I read that description of...Me???
This was one of those emails you're supposed to forward on to a hundred people within the next 30 seconds so you can find out how many friends you have. I know it wasn't written specifically for me. But I still couldn't get over how far off it was in describing me.

Then I came across this verse - which I think is so much more accurate.
Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.
Psalm 70:5

Me? A 'strong person'?
Nah. I don't think so.
I am poor and needy.
The LORD is my Strength!

Karen

8 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

So thankful that He is my strength. So often in my own pride, I think I am strong and able, but He never fails to show me how weak I really am. AND in seeing my weakness, I recognize His strength and grace.

Leah

getting Fit said...

thank God he is my strength also...I could never imagine living without him as my strength.. I wouldnt last 10 sec. :) especially at work ; ) !

TheUnSoccerMom said...

Ditto for me! And so thankful He is my strength. :o)

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - Yes. I am glad to see my weakness when I recognize His strength!

Britanny - Seems crazy to try living on my own strength anymore. HE truly is ALL I need.

Jodi - Me, too! :o)

gianna said...

poor AND needy and my poor kids get the brunt of it!
I love that you could laugh instead of kicking your computer!

Irritable Mother said...

Gianna - But if I kicked my computer, I'd be afraid of hurting all my friends who live there. *wink*

Ronel Sidney said...

I, to am poor and needy!!

Irritable Mother said...

Ronel - I'm in good company! *grin*