When We’re Weak – He’s Strong

Cheer up – traveler – another peak is just ahead
Don’t give up – there’s treasure waiting there
We’ll set up camp and rest a while
We’ll celebrate our climb
We’ll feast until it’s time
To travel on
Cheer up – traveler – another peak is just ahead
Listen and you’ll hear the whistling wind
Tired bones and weary feet may throb
But waiting on the knob up there
Some weakened one needs help –
So carry on
Cheer up – traveler – another peak is just ahead
Break up camp and grab your gear – keep up –
There’s no reason to tarry here –
We have God’s promise –
When we’re weak – He’s
Strong – Move on

By Carol Ann Hoel © July 7, 2011


1 Corinthians 1:25-29 – The Bible (KJV) – Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.

2 Corinthians 4:6-10 – The Bible (KJV) – For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 – The Bible (KJV) – And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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6 Responses to When We’re Weak – He’s Strong

  1. jannatwrites says:

    There are times I know I couldn’t make it without His strength. I can feel when God makes me stronger than I really am.


    • Thank you for stopping by, Janna. I’m sure God gives you His strength to do all that you must to carry on in your world. You have a lot to do all the time with a job, a husband, children, and a home to keep up. Even with your good husband’s help, it’s a lot. It’s a lot for both of you. Blessings to you…


  2. Sharmishtha says:

    sometimes we all need to remind ourselves these words. glad to have you in my life to ease my burdens (even though they are light but sometimes they intimidate my heart).

    lots of love.


  3. pattisj says:

    I can identify with those tired bones today, Carol. I would be content to camp here on the side of the mountain for awhile. His strength has picked me up and moved me to higher ground in the past, and I know He will again. Movin’ on, in His care; blessings to you as you climb and encourage the rest of us.


    • Thank you, Patti. I, too, would camp, but the LORD has a way of showing us when we must pack and move on, as you point out. Thank you for your visits and your comments, I appreciate you. Blessings…


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