What Do I Know of Holy? {Strong Enough}

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

So many times I feel like this simple pot of clay.

Hard pressed on every side, but not crushed.
Perplexed, but not in despair.
Persecuted, but not abandoned.
Struck down, but not destroyed.
{2 Corinthians 4:8-9}

Hanging. by. a. thread.


Have you ever felt this way?

And yet God in his infinite wisdom chose to house his greatest treasure, the gift of his son Jesus, inside of me. An ordinary, highly breakable clay pot. What was he thinking?

I'm definitely not strong enough for the task. Are you?

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. {2 Corinthians 4:7}

God wants people to draw their attention, not to us, but to the treasure inside of us. It is God in us that makes us beautiful. And it is God in us that makes us strong enough to house his glory.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. {2 Corinthians 4:16-18}

Matthew West says it perfectly in his new song Strong Enough. I absolutely love it. And him. It is one of my favorites right now. Listen to it and let me know what you think.

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. {Philippians 4:13}

I don't have to be strong enough.

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Linking up with {Encouraging Words Wednesday}


  1. We don't have to be strong enough. I love that. And I've always loved the "all things" that I can do through Christ. Such a good post...encouraging!

  2. nice! i run a Christian music website and we interviewed him today about his Christmas CD and then went to his #1 party for "Strong Enough." he's great!! check out all our videos with him!

  3. Thank you Erin (Worthy of the Prize) for sharing this beautiful post on our blog today. Love it! And I love when we sing that song at church!

    Philippians 4:13 is one of our favorite verses around here. My kiddo has it on his bat and glove. He's playing fall ball.

  4. AMEN! So beautifully said. Thank you!