"Falling in love is the easy part.
It is quite different from being in love.
If you are blessed,
you fall in love with your spouse again a little bit every day.
Love is a choice,
a decision to love no matter what the day brings.
You are in love because you choose to be in love.
You made a promise, a commitment, to love each other."
Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My strength


Grieving takes a lot out of you, physically, emotionally, spiritually.

The past few days I have really felt drained. Days come and go, life goes on, but it’s not the same life I shared with my dear husband for 43 years. The other day I went to Home Depot, to check on some prices of materials for projects, when the tears started flowing and I called out to Jesus to help me so that I could continue on without totally breaking down and He did.

I told my husband many times through the years that I love walking into Home Depot and that it was one of my favorite places to shop.  Smelling the wood and just all of the inspiration that comes from the place as you look at everything.  We enjoyed shopping there for so many projects.

There are so many days where I have felt what’s the use. I can hardly get motivated, I feel helpless. But, this little widows might, any that I have, is from God.  He is my strength when I am weak.

This morning I did a search on might and then on strength in my E-Sword program.

May these verses uplift and encourage you, they most certainly did me this morning. They were just what I needed.


be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of his might.
Ephesians 6:10

Strengthened with all might,
according to his glorious power,
unto all patience and longsuffering
with joyfulness;

The LORD is my rock,
and my fortress,
and my deliverer;
my God, my strength,
in whom I will trust;
my buckler,
and the horn of my salvation,
and my high tower

The LORD is my strength and song,
and he is become my salvation:
he is my God

My flesh and my heart faileth:
but God is the strength of my heart,
and my portion for ever.

my strength,
and my fortress,
and my refuge
in the day of affliction

Trust ye in the LORD for ever:
for in the LORD JEHOVAH
is everlasting strength:

He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might
he increaseth strength.

But they that wait upon the LORD
shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.

Seek the LORD and his strength,
seek his face continually

   The LORD God is my strength


Dear Jesus,

Bless all who need your strength.

Touch their hearts and minds

filling them with peace.



  1. The last two verses are pretty clear on what we all are to do. Hoping that you will find cheer this week, Rainey.

  2. You are lucky to have your faith to give you strength. A lot of memories will come back triggered by shared experiences. God bless you!

  3. By the way I gave you an award on my blog :-) - http://seasonsfullcircle.blogspot.co.nz/2013/04/liebster-award.html

  4. I am walking in your shoes, dear friend. True, the size may be a little different but the pain we both are going through is exactly the same. I feel blessed to have you in my life now, along with the many other dear people God has brought into my life. We all learn from each other, no matter what kind of trial we're going through. Thank you so much for keeping in touch with me, and for taking time to comment in My Johnny blog. It means more than you know.
    The Scriptures you shared in today's post are some that have kept me strong and courageous during my walk through life. We're so rich, those of us who know the Lord. Thanks for the friendship, love, support, and especially for sharing my journey. May my walking with you give you as much encouragement as your walking beside me does. God bless you, dear heart.

  5. Your words are also encouragement to so many. My heart goes out to you. You will find strength in God's presence as you will never be alone. I pray that those small joys of life soon return to your days.