Sunday, March 28, 2010

Strong Enough

I used to think of myself as a strong person. At least, people kept telling me I was. I’m not so sure anymore. I feel like I’ve been beaten down and kicked to the side. Whether or not it was intentional by humans… does it matter? Whether or not it was God allowing me to be beaten down or breaking me Himself, God will have the glory. It’s difficult, not knowing the purpose for one’s brokenness.

I don’t know what I am right now. It’s awful quiet even in my own mind at the moment.

So I leave you with a beautiful song from which I find comfort. I sang through it a few nights ago to try to calm my heart down. It reminds me that when I am weak, God is my strength, and my life is in His hands.

Is there a song in which you’ve found comfort?

Mahalo for reading and enjoy.

Strong Enough by Stacie Orrico
from her self-titled album

As I rest against this cold, hard wall
Will you pass me by?
Will you criticize me as I sit and cry?
I had fought so hard and thought that all my battles had been won
Only to find the war has just begun

[Chorus] Is He not strong enough?
Is He not pure enough?
To break me, pour me out and start again
Is He not brave enough?
To take one chance on me
Please, can I have one chance to start again?

Will my weakness for an hour make me suffer for a lifetime?
Is there any way to be made whole again?
If I’m healed, renewed, and find forgiveness find the strength I’ve never had
Will my scars forever ruin all God’s plan?


He took my life into his hands and it turned it all around
In my most desperate circumstance
It’s there I’ve finally found

That You are strong enough
That You are pure enough
To break me, pour me out and start again
That You are brave enough
To take one chance on me
Oh, thank You for my chance to start again