Stronger

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Stronger by Hillsong United

There is love that came for us
Humbled to a sinner’s cross you broke my shame and sinfuless you rose again victorious

Faithfulness none can deny through the storm and through the fire there is truth that sets me free Jesus Christ who lives in me

Chorus
You are stronger you are stronger

Sin is broken, You have saved me

It is written, Christ is risen

Jesus you are Lord of all

No beginning and no end You’re my hope and my defense you came to seek and save the lost you paid it all upon the cross

So let your name be lifted higher
Be lifted higher be lifted higher

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I’ve never thought of myself as a strong man. I think there could be slot for me on America’s Funniest Home Videos if anyone catches me doing free weights in the gym. Of course that would be impossible. You won’t find me in a gym unless it’s free donut day. (Is there a free donut day at the gym?) That could change one day, and maybe it should. Strong bodies are admired … as well as strong minds.

But as I walk the dark road I’m on, nothing is more apparent to me than my own weakness. I’m managing enough effort to get the basics covered. The slightest challenge throws me into confusion. The Enemy has been at work against me in ways I could not have predicted.

It’s still true that there are weak places in everyone’s heart. And while there are a number of people who cannot really identify with my exact journey, they know what it’s like to hurt. To be disappointed. To lose themselves in some unrelenting sin that lives in them.

What we have in common is our need for someone who’s stronger. Someone victorious over our greatest dread … the grave. Someone strong enough to never leave, even when it gets really hard. Someone who is not threatened by our weakness, who never has to back down from a challenge, and who is never caught by surprise. The sin-breaker, Jesus Christ, is our only hope.

So I want to lift up His name today. He is the light of a dark world. He is the healing balm on my painful path, He is the answer when I cannot even formulate the questions. On days when I feel strong, He is stronger. When I know I am weak, I can rely on His strength.

Safe only in His strong arms,

John

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