Monday, September 7, 2009

Memory Monday--In my weakness HE is strong!!

2 Cor. 12:9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, and my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore, I will boast even more gladly about my weaknesses, so that God's power may rest on me.

2 Cor. 12:9 "But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."

My Pastor's wife sang this song on Sunday...and it goes sooo sooo well with this passage. It made me cry...and I'm not a public crier ya'll!

In My Weakness
by
Mike Harland and Cary Schmidt 2000 (hear a clip here)

When living life for Jesus Christ becomes too hard a task,
When obedience means sacrifice that seems too much to ask;
That’s when I learn that my own strength isn’t really strength at all,
And I find rest in humbleness when I surrender all.

In my weakness He is strong;
In my need He leads me on.
When I come to the end of all I am,
And I place my trust in Him;
That’s when His strength begins –
In my weakness.

When failures in my human strength have weakened all my pride,
And ruined hopes in fallen dreams have crumbled me inside;
It’s then by grace I fin’lly see the strength of Jesus Christ,
His victory is real in me when weakness fills my life.

In my weakness He is strong;
In my need He leads me on.
When I come to the end of all I am,
And I place my trust in Him;
That’s when His strength begins –
In my weakness.

5 comments:

Lisa notes... said...

Such a great verse to memorize! I've never heard the song--I'm sure it was very moving yesterday. I'm so thankful that we do NOT have to depend on our own strength.

Shayla said...

BEAUTIFUL song!!!

Your blog is very cute :)

Karen said...

Wow! What powerful words in that song. I also think of the song that Stephen Curtis Chapman sings about God's strength being perfect.

Hope you have a great day!
Karen

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Beautiful words...I can be a public crier with the right song.

Barbara H. said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog about this song. If I remember correctly, I heard this song on a CD by Christy Galkin one morning before church, and then a young man at church sang it that day. I was blown away by the beauty of the song but especially by the truth of these words. I could probably sing it every day.

It's nice to meet you.