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Where Does My Strength Come From?

Where do we get our strength?

I posted earlier this week about how caring for my family makes me strong. I need “a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.” as John Eldredge said in his book “Wild at Heart”. I need to have that strength validated. I need to know that my wife feels fought for. I need to know that my children feel safe with daddy around. I need to know that this strength has a purpose. Caring for my family helps make me stronger but it is not where my strength comes from. Psalm 121:1-5 says:


It’s encouraging to know that I don’t have to do this on my own strength. So often I find myself in the situation where I’ve over-committed and taken on responsibilities simply because no one else would. I can’t carry the weight of the world on my shoulders no matter how hard I try (and believe me, I’ve tried!). It’s taken a long time to learn how to say “no” to projects and is still something I have to pay close attention to. I’m no longer a single guy who can take on any task no matter how big or time consuming it is; every moment away from my family is painful for us all.

Where does yourĀ strength come from? Are you trying to do this on your own?

Sean Leacy

Christ follower, husband & father. Geek extraordinaire, SysAdmin & avid outdoorsman. I love to lead worship & write. #DadLife #RedeemingFatherhood