Hidden Strength

 

I am not strong.
But I am determined.

I am not strong.
But I am creative.

I am not strong.
But I am resourceful.

I am not strong.
But I am stubborn.

I am not strong.
But I am smart.

I am not strong.
But I am faithful.

I may not be physically strong, but through the grace of God I am all these other things. With His faithfulness, my determination gives me stamina. My creative ability helps me think outside the box. My resourcefulness puts the necessary tools at hand. My stubbornness keeps me from giving up. My intelligence tells me how to use my other abilities to form a solution. And it is through my faithfulness and His grace that I gain my strength.
I am a Farm Wife. I can tackle anything this farm throws at me.

Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \\\'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm. She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.

16 Comments

    1. Author

      Thank you, Monetta. I am so glad you liked it!

  1. Lovely. All those things are so much more important than physical strength! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Author

      Thank you, Lacey!

  2. That is just lovely, I really enjoyed reading it, thank you for sharing it.. it seems at times that so much can be going on that it can wear us down but its good to remember to breath and find that we got this!

    1. Author

      Thank you! I actually wrote it just shortly after getting up from my knees due to a particularly hard trial.
      I had to remind myself that I was all those things. It helped me to get through it, and get back to work!

    1. Author

      Thank you, Shawna!

  3. Thank you for this encouragement. I needed to be reminded of this actually today. Some issues going on and this was needed. Thank you!

    1. Author

      We all need encouragement from time to time, Dianne. If I can help, let me know!

  4. Hi Julie.
    I love this It is so inspiring an such meaningful words.. I am sharing this on social media. Have a healthy. happy & blessed Christmas and New Year!

    1. Author

      Thank you, Marla. You have a wonderful Christmas as well, and may all your dreams for 2019 come true!

  5. Something to always remember no matter what we are doing or where we live. My grandfather always said what makes us weak is really what make us stronger.

    1. Author

      It always helps to have some reaffirmation with all we do. We are strong, and we can do this!!!!

  6. Love this reminder! I think I’ll read this in our morning devotion. Have a great day ?

    1. Author

      Thank you! This was actually a self reminder when I was going through a difficult time yesterday. I am so glad you feel it is good enough to use in devotional. My strength definitely comes from God, and it will be a frequent devotional around here! God bless you and your family!

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