Strength

bells-flower-658751_640This week’s Tuesday’s at Ten prompt word is strength or strong.  I came across this story and thought how fitting.

On October 15,1997, David Huxley broke his own record at Mascot Airport in Sydney, Australia.  He strapped around his upper torso a harness that was attached to a steel cable 15 yards long.  The other end of the steel cable was attached to the front-wheel strut of a boeing-537006_640747 jetliner that weighed 187 tons.  With his tennis shoes firmly planted on the runway, he leaned forward, pulled with all his might, and was able to get the jetliner rolling down the runway.  He pulled the 747 one hundred yards in one minute and twenty-one seconds. (from 750 Engaging Illustrations compiled by Craig Brian Larson, pg. 62.)

Beyond physical strength as in the story above we have another kind of strength. This strength comes to us from the Lord. The Word tells us that quite clearly in Isaiah 40:31 – – When we trust in Him He will renew our strength like eagles.  I can certainly testify to that verse.  Several times in my life I have had to trust only in Him for the strength I needed.  Through cancer, being hit by a truck while driving a Chevette, a tornado destroying our home, my sister’s massive stroke at age 39, Ray’s (my husband) Traumatic Brain Injury, and …   He has carried me in His strong arms thoughout my life.  His strength is made perfect in my weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Grace upon grace to you and yours!

Marie

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5 thoughts on “Strength

  1. So very True Marie, God never leaves us, He carries us giving us strength to endure in the Storms life brings and works everything out for good in our lives, so we can soar, as we Seek, Ask and Knock.

    Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

    Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

    Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

    Christian Love in Christ Jesus – Anne.

  2. The Tuesday at 10 prompt also reminded me of Isaiah 40:31. I love this reminder that God does carry us in His strong arms. This is especially important to remember in a season of waiting. I hope you have a lovely day!

  3. Thank you, Marie! I really enjoy reading other people’s posts…and yours encourages me today.
    May God bless you my new friend on your amazing and adventurous journey with Jesus!!

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