Wednesday, May 18, 2011

God's Strength

 I know we all wonder how we're ever going to finish a task, get to tomorrow, get to the end of this day, or get through a tough time. Life is tough and definitely not easy! But, don't we always get through these difficulties in one way or another? Have you ever said to yourself, "I don't know how I did that! Where did I get that strength?"

It's from God.

I was asked to sing a couple songs at a funeral today for a sweet man from my church.  If you know me, you know I'm an emotional mess when it comes to weddings, funerals, births!, and sometimes the littlest things. I was blessed with tears and I have a hard time holding them back sometimes. Now, imagine how anxious I was about singing today!! So, I'm sitting in the church tearing up wondering how I'm going to get through the solos (without crying) so that the family is able to hear the words of the song. And, find comfort in the songs! I got up there, grabbed the mic, signaled that I was ready to the piano player, and off the song went. "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord...." As these first words came out I felt an incredible strength in my tears! This calm came from one only place. Wow! He made me stronger than I ever thought I could be!

One of my student's parents has sent me an email each day since I've been back at work. She gives me a word of the day and then prays for me with that word. I opened up my email this morning before heading to the church and the word was strength. She didn't know that I wasn't going to be at school today or that I needed the strength for the funeral, so she was praying for me to have the strength to get through the day without Collins. I emailed her back right away letting her know that I had prayed for a different kind of strength the night before, but that I needed this email none the less! God truly does know what we need! This is no coincidence. It's God!

Believe me, you can do more than you think. God will be there for you and you'll feel that 'so needed' strength. xo


  1. Amen Maegan. Yes I have most definitely been through some very trying, hard, emotional times; only to come through them and realize God gave me more strength, fortitude, and tenacity then I ever realized I had. So thankful you felt God's peace today as you sang for your church friends/family. I am sure you richly blessed them with your beautiful voice.

    Great message! Love and hugs, A

  2. God's strength can pull us through what we could never do on our own. BTW- What an amazing parent who encourages you daily!