December 29, 2012

Kindred Spirits

Kindred spirits aren't so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world. -Anne of Green Gables

I am touched by all the supportive comments from my blog post last night. I am overwhelmed by the way God places people in our lives to uplift and encourage. How many of us are in the same boat! We have struggled for so, so long. It takes courage to keep going. I pleaded with God for that courage and new answers for us all. For Him to show us a different way and to give us strength to go there. I believe He will answer that prayer.

I won't pretend that I am strong, as if suddenly I'm ready to tackle this again. I'm not. I'm weak. As difficult as it may be to realize, we are unified in our weakness, not our strength. But we know that in our weakness His strength is made perfect. For all that weakness, the collective weakness of us kindred spirits, there is infinitely more strength in Christ.

That's our hope, that's our courage.

I'm excited and thankful for the opportunity to begin again, with you all. Humbled by your love and solidarity.

4 comments:

Virginia said...

Amen sister I think we are all weak in our own way, picking ourselves up and dusting ourselves off and striving forward - now that's the challenge but that's the way we can do it!

JennyKozar said...

AMEN!!! I know this is the only way I can do this. I need encouragement and I love to give encouragement.

Xina said...

I hear ya sister. I'm getting back up on that horse myself. I threw in the towel about 2 years ago and only made some half hearted attempts since then. Now I find myself about 50 pounds heavier than I was 2 years ago. I can't keep fooling myself, and I don't have the strength to do it alone.

Traveling Light said...

Oh. I absolutely loved this:

"As difficult as it may be to realize, we are unified in our weakness, not our strength. But we know that in our weakness His strength is made perfect. For all that weakness, the collective weakness of us kindred spirits, there is infinitely more strength in Christ."

Deb