When You Need God’s Strength

Who doesn’t need God’s strength? If you’re feeling weak and in need of a divine touch, here’s something for you to remember:

When God gives you a task, He will always see you through. God's strength is all you need.

When You Need God’s Strength


Rebecca Barlow Jordan

Tired of carrying burdens God never intended?

Weary from the effort to keep your heart mended?

The One who loves you most is the one who loves you best.

He promises His strength and offers you His rest.

Too weak to make the effort? Stretch out your hand and see

if the God who formed the world and created you and me,

Who shut the mouths of lions, and Who calmed the raging seas;

Who healed the sick and raised the dead, Who gave us all His peace,

is big enough, is strong enough; His grace is all you need–

and His faithfulness surrounds you as you truly let Him lead.

Lift your head and eyes toward Him; go in the strength you have,

ignoring those who say you can’t, who shake their heads and laugh.

The God who loves you as His child will never, ever, fail.

In light of Him, the Great I am, all others surely pale.

His strength is there; and everywhere you go He’s there to guide you.

His power hides your weakness; He’a always there beside you.

So when you’re feeling weak, just ask; His promises are true.

When He calls you to a task, God will always see you through.

Promises for God’s Strength

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak (Isaiah 40:29, NIV).

The Lord is my strength and my shield (Psalm 28:7, NIV).

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Psalm 73:26, NIV).

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me (2 Corinthians 12:9, NLT).


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What about you? Why do you need God’s strength? When has He been your strength in weakness?  Please add your comments below.

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9 Responses to “When You Need God’s Strength”

  1. Tammy on February 2nd, 2017 9:10 am

    Rebecca… What a beautiful, thought provoking poem! I know God has the plan…but currently with medical and employment issues I struggle with “am I following God’s lead or my own desires?” At times it feels right that I leave my work, get my back fixed, if I still can’t do work collect disability. I keep saying if I take disability it actually frees me to do God’s work more…. Though I also know I am doing God’s work in the job I’m on medical leave from. Am I just feeling guilty changing from working full time with special needs students, to facing I just can’t physically do this job even after surgery more than likely. I want to follow God, but I’m not sure right now if I am. Thank you for your continued inspiration in my walk. Blessings.

  2. GODWIN VICTOR on February 2nd, 2017 9:23 am

    i lovq this topic it is very good i find it food to my soul and it hap helped me

  3. GODWIN VICTOR on February 2nd, 2017 9:26 am


  4. Patricia on February 3rd, 2017 3:40 am

    I am so hurt at the moment as I work with a Manager that brlieve he does no wrong please lets pray for him I am so grateful for what Our Father God does for me each day as I know he is beside me and know the hurt I feel I am very gratefull for my Job only pray that my Father God will help me fright this battle at work and give me test John is the owner and what the manager said to me about John is very up happy with me and does not want any thing to do with me Lord I do not believe that as I believe John would not say that but I am bless knowing that Jesus Christ is with me in my trouble Amen

  5. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on February 3rd, 2017 3:45 pm

    Dear Godwin, If you tell God your heart’s desire, He will lay on your heart the ones to pray for. 2 Timothy 2:1-4 suggests a good place to start with your intercessions for those in authority. Find Scripture promises and principles in God’s Word and pray those for people who need them. For example, Ephesians 3:14-21 are great verses to pray for others in Jesus’ name. Jesus will teach you how to pray for others if you will ask Him. Keep a clean heart, confessed before Him, and begin to pray for others as Jesus prayed for them. His Spirit will pray through you as you make yourself available to Him.

  6. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on February 3rd, 2017 3:49 pm

    Tammy, it sounds like your heart’s desire is really to please God. His desire for you is that you simply bring Him glory in whatever you do. As you seek Him, He will make clear to you what is the best path to take in this season of your life. If our desire is to bring Him glory, perhaps He gives us the choice and He will lead. We’ll be praying He leads you to a decision that honors Him and brings peace to your heart.

  7. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on February 4th, 2017 11:52 am

    Patricia, praying God will bring the peace you need in this situation.

  8. Laurie burke on February 16th, 2017 11:27 am

    I need FatherGods strength when feeling low or ill but also when am feeling great because His Son is my Savior and Im always in need of Him. Its a blessing to worship and praise Him after He has refreshed my soul and given my body strength and healing. God bless you and fellow readers!!

  9. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on February 16th, 2017 11:51 am

    Thank you, Laurie. Truly, we always need God’s strength, don’t we?

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