I no longer pray for miracles. I learned the hard way to pray for strength instead. If only I have the strength to deal with whatever life deals up today I am good to go. As I think back over the events of my life I realize that whenever I prayed for a miracle I received strength instead. The way I see it, I might as well cut to the chase and pray for strength from the get go. Strength to persevere, strength to endure, strength to survive, and the strength to see whatever I must do through until the bitter end.
As I write this post I keep thinking about the old saying that G0d will never give anyone more than they can bear. There are a lot of things in my life that I have struggled to understand the whys over the years. I have found it matters little how much you bemoan your fate, you must soldier on finding hope and blessings to count at the end of each day no matter how small if for no other reason but to keep your sanity. If I have learned anything from life it is that the sun rises and sets no matter what turmoil your life is in. You might as well find a reason to be glad and look forward to tomorrow.
Strength isn’t all about muscle and brawn, although many think so. Some people will lift weights and in desperation shoot themselves up with steroids in their quest for strength. Is a person that can lift vast amounts stronger than someone goes through life taking each day one at a time carrying with them the scars that have been left on their soul? The trials in life make a person stronger because with experience comes knowledge. You have been there and done that. It didn’t break you then, and it won’t break you if it ever happens again. You have lived and learned.
Strength is more about how you handle what life dishes out to you. It is standing your ground. It is fighting for what you believe in. It is having the utmost faith that G0d will see you through and provide healthy doses of strength when needed. If you can’t do that, it doesn’t matter how much muscle you have or don’t have. When faced with extraordinary circumstances, strength is found within. The L0rd provides it when needed so that even the most unlikely can achieve extraordinary things. When it comes right down to it, what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger until next time when I give you another glimpse into the life of a trucker’s wife.