Friday, February 4, 2011

God's Grace and Strength

I am in the 10th week of my pregnancy, and this week has been quite physically and emotionally challenging for me.  Any woman that has carried a child knows that our bodies go through some major changes as it acts as the temporary living space for a developing human being.  Not only do our bodies experience change, so do our emotions.  I have been so mean to my poor husband this week.  (Sorry babe.)

Physically, I have had to rely solely upon the strength of the Lord to make it through each day this week, because I have had absolutely none.  My prayer over the past 5 days has been very simple, Lord give me strength.

Between husbands, children, jobs, cooking, cleaning, ministry, business, and the million other things many women have on our plates, it can all sometimes seem a bit overwhelming.  Last evening I had so many things pulling for my attention all at once, that I became frustrated.  I flopped down on the edge of my bed, put my face in my hands, and guess what...I cried. 

I cried because, in that moment, I became extremely overwhelmed and felt that I simply could not handle it all.  Ever felt like that?

As I sat there with tears falling into my hands, I asked God to help me.  And He did.  He reminded me of 2 Corinthians 12:9 - "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."  He reassured me that His grace and strength was all I needed.  With that, I dried my eyes, took a deep breath, and took on everything I needed to accomplish.

Life can sometimes be exhausting.  And there are times when you may feel like you just can't handle everything that is on your plate.  But know that if God gave it to you to do, He has already given you the grace and strength you need to successfully carry it out.

Sure there will be times when you may have an I-can't-do-this moment like I did, but that's only your emotions talking.  You are equipped to do great things, whether it's just the every day hustle and bustle of life, or fulfilling God's purpose for your life.

Rely on God's grace and strength, and you'll find that you've got more than enough to get the job done.

Til we meet, laugh, love!

Peace & Blessings,


  1. You have such a good way of putting the person right there, where you are..i love that..been reading some of your things, and i find them very insightful..Gloria keeps taking the puter, just when i'm gonna leave a comment, and then i forget, but today, i promised myself i would not forget ;) Just remember YOUR plate is particularly OVERFLOWING these good to my friend LaKeisha xo Love you bushel n a peck(remember that one i use to say? ) sniffle ..btw didnt know what profile to sign at, so its me, Theresa lol

  2. Awww, Theresa! Thanks so much. And yes, I do remember you used to say that! Love you.

  3. Just found your blog through another one (alabaster Women) and I must say that its good to to know that I am not alone...sometimes when you are having one of "those" moments it feels like no one understands, no one gets it.....but God is right there with arms open wide and more than sufficient grace and strength and wisdom to give us to equip us to do what needs to be done. thank you for reminding me of this and thank you for jsut writing.


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