A Prayer When Your Strength Feels Small

God's love

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God, We want to be strong. We want to push through. But sometimes life just gets tough.

You know what that feels like, don’t you? After all, you lived here. And you died here too.

Because of that, you also know the victory that can come even when we least expect it.

Thank you for your grace in the moments when we are weary.

Thank you that you don’t condemn us for our humanity but instead hold us until we can move forward again.

Thank you that instead of guilt and shame you offer us compassion and grace.

What we need most is simply this: to know you love us no matter what.

Will you reassure us of that today? Our hearts need to hear again…

You will never give up on us.

You will never let us go.

You will always be for us.

You are the lifter of our heads, the mender of our hearts, the strengthener of our souls. And nothing can separate us from your love. Not our weakness. Not our failure. Not our fears.

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39

Your love is what we need to carry on…

And what will carry us even when our strength feels small. 


Holley Gerth

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  1. says

    Holley, what a great post! reminded me of the old hymn “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” by George Matteson…especially these lyrics, “I trace the rainbow through the rain”
    thank you :)

  2. san says

    Praise God Holley! I love this post thanks for sharing. I really needed to hear these words so well spoken this morning. They lifted me so much that I’m going share themt out at Sunday morning service. Have a great weekend.

  3. says

    Amen. Thank you, Holley, for pointing out promises for when life gets tough and guilt and shame condemn us. I love the verse in Romans! God bless you and give you peace!

    • says

      Holley, Thank you for such a wonderful post. God’s love never fails or ceases to reach us. I loved receiving this as a {{HUG}} from God to me right now today as I read it! Also, I was very moved by and loved the conversational perspective – direct between you and our Lord God and Savior. Somehow that made this touch my heart even more deeply. The truth of what you wrote became even more of a reality, if that is possible, just by seeming to experiencing it with you in your transparency. Bless you, my Friend! xoxo

      Trudy – So glad you also saw this post. As I read it, the thought came to mind to share it with you. God directs our steps! ~Barbara

  4. Lydia says

    Thank you again for your reminder that God makes all things work together for our good!
    You are so faithful in your caring and messages to us! God bless you and your family with his loving care.

  5. Diane Ruiz says

    Gratitude, at all times, in all things our heart is filled with it!!
    Praises from our lips to His throne for All He Is, All He has done (through the cross), All He is doing (through His grace), All that is to come (here and through eternity)!!
    His Word that kisses us each morning!!
    His Promises which hug us and hold us tightly!!
    Yes, there is nothing that can separate us from His Love. Thank you Holley :)

  6. says

    Another day when my strength is small……difficulties have paid me a visit …… and now here you are, my special on-line friend with words straight from God’s heart.

    Thank you for speaking to this woman’s heart dear one. I pray that this evening and the rest of the weekend will be bubbling over with the joy of the Lord. Love you.

  7. says

    Such a good word, Holley. Lately I’ve been feeling very small…and afraid. And yet, I have felt the sure presence of the Lord. His arms are holding me up, and when I feel especially small and fragile, those very same arms hug me.


  8. says

    I needed to read this after this past week…”You are the lifter of our heads, the mender of our hearts, the strengthener of our souls. And nothing can separate us from your love. Not our weakness. Not our failure. Not our fears.”
    Thank you Holley <3

  9. Emily H. Lucas says

    Thank you Holley! I needed this uplifting message today. Your devotions I read and reread daily fills me with happy thoughts and joy on the days that are not so good .
    Love and Blessings to you for a Happy Day,
    Emily H. Lucas

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    Thank you
    Charity Consemiu


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