Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mighty is our God

Recently while visiting our son,
he and I drove down to the river one evening,
and of course I haven't learned to carry
my camera everywhere I go.
He reminded me of my phone camera.

The sunset gave the side of the bridge the warmest glow.
I seemed small from where my feet stood.

A few days after arriving back home,
I transferred the picture from the phone to the computer.
As I opened the picture and saw how the
bridge was the focal point of the evening sun,
I was reminded of God's strength.

What comfort and peace we can have resting
in His might.  He is working all to our good.
Heartaches, Hardships, and Trials
require our dependence upon Him to show HIS strength.

I have faced some large, overwhelming circumstances
in my lifetime, not as great as some may have faced, but have
looked back and questioned how did I make it through?
It was my Lord and Saviour who showed His strength.
Who provided the peace in the midst of it all.

His word is so real for today.
2 Corinthians 12:9 speaks of HIS strength and power.
I've shared the following passage from The Message translation.

But HE said to me,
My grace
(my favor and loving-kindness and mercy)
is enough for you
[sufficient against any danger
 and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]:
for My strength and power are made perfect
(fulfilled and completed)
and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness.
Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weakness
and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ
(the Messiah) may rest
(yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!

Wishing you a weekend filled
with renewed strength.

Karen

Linking to the following: Spiritual Sundays, Scripture & Snapshot

22 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I too know these things, there have been many times in my life when I went to Him for strength and it always comes. :D

Katrina said...

What a beautiful post.
Wishing you a fun yet restful weekend.
I'm a new follower of your blog :)
Katrina
www.theyallcallmemom.com

Ginny said...

This is a wonderful devotional for today! You are as good as The Daily Bread! This reminds me of the song "Mighty To Save". I cannot believe you took that cool picture with your phone! I need a new phone!!

Renee said...

Beautiful photo and beautiful and comforting post. Having God there when we need Him...seeing us through the tough times...what a glorious blessing!

sarah said...

This is really beautiful Karen

Dorothy said...

This is a very beautiful and truthful post!!! We can't begin to comprehend the magnitude of God's strength, power, grace and love!!!

mountain mama said...

truly lovely...yes, His everything is enough for us! i certainly need my strength to be renewed, thanks for this post!! :)

Stefanie Brown said...

What an encouraging post! Thank you, thank you, thank you...
Happy Sunday Scripture and Snapshot!

Alida said...

What a great shot and such an encouraging post. I love seeing a strong and sturdy bridge...it always makes me think of God's strength and the connection He provided for us to Him through Christ.

joy & blessings,
Alida
My Scripture and Snapshot

Frugal in WV said...

Beautiful post! New follower from the welcome to the weekend hop, have a great week! You can find me at

http://wvfrugal-wvsaver.blogspot.com/

Beth in NC said...

God is so good to us. I am grateful for His strength!

Bless you!
Beth

Nancy said...

I am so glad to have found your blog; it's charming and full of wisdom.....I am your newest follower and will definitely be back......

Your picture is gorgeous and I love your comparison with between it and the strength of God.....He is our rock........

Cathy said...

Thanks for that wonderful, encouraging post.

Pamela said...

God's always there with a bucket load of strength when I ask...your post was so encouraging and a good reminder of God's strength and desire to help.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

You've captured that bridge in the golden hour - the perfect time for photos :) I have so much faith in God's strength.

Charlotte said...

Great picture and an encouraging post. I finally learned to take my camera with me every where I go. It stays in my purse. Your phone took a good picture. I'm not sure mine would have turned out that good.
Thank you again for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Beautiful picture and words Karen!

MarieElizabeth said...

Don't you love how those phone cameras can save the day?! Love your header shots, just gorgeous.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I missed this...but then it was God's timing...I am taking this to heart this morning...I receive the renewed strength.
Thanks for this word.

Trish said...

Such a beautiful post. God is so good!

Mildred said...

Hi Karen, The sunlight on the bridge is very nice and I like your analogy of God's strength (like the bridge_ carrying us when we feel as if we can't go on. Thinking of you and wishing you a blessed weekend. God bless.

Jeanne Klaver said...

Thank you for the verse and the beautiful photo! My grandson often gets much better photos on his iphone that I get taking such care with my more expensive camera...:)