Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in the heavens and on earth belongs to You. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom, and You are exalted as head over all.

Acknowledging who God is will strengthen our spirit and give Him honor.

“Therefore, strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated but rather be healed.” ~ Hebrews 12:12-13

Father, Your Word speaks to me in so many ways, especially this verse. I believe You are telling me to strengthen MY hands which hang down because of fatigue and anxiety, and my feeble knees which do not kneel as often as they should. You want me to do this so that I might, in turn, strengthen those around me.

When my arms hang down, remind me to lift them up in worship, to stretch them toward heaven — open hands, willing hands — ready to receive from You. When my knees hurt and I don’t want to kneel to pray, remind me to find a pillow to kneel on and to take Your hand as You help me lower myself and then stand once again. Your grace will cover my discomfort!

I realize You desire that I acknowledge Your majesty and sovereignty.

Kneeling does that.

Worshiping in spirit and truth does that.

Simple solutions to very real obstacles.

Keep the faces and heartbreaks and plights of others before me that, once strengthened myself, I can go out and undergird them, teaching them how to strengthen their own hands that hang down and knees that have become feeble.

When their faith falters, I want to pour Your grace into them. I want to pour Your oil of the Holy Spirit over their minds and hearts and spirits, anointing them with Your power and the gifts of laughter and peace.

We all have a job to do in building Your kingdom, Lord. All of us are to be ministers of reconciliation. But I know many of us who need to be strengthened by Your might as we yield to You before we can be effective ministers for Your glory.

Strengthen our hands that hang down and our feeble knees so we may go out with joy and be led forth with peace — a mighty army for You, a compassionate people for a hurting world.

Thank You Lord. Bless Your holy Name.

In Jesus’ Name I pray,



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Have you read Faith Notes – Tasha Brown: Finding God Through Unimaginable Loss?

I know that I know God crossed my path with this amazing young woman. Her name is Tasha Brown. Worship oozes out of her as easily as she breathes. I suppose that happens — no, I know that happens — when God reveals the depth of His love for us through our difficult places.

In today’s Faith Notes, Tasha shares about the death of her identical twin, Tonya. I can’t fathom what that kind of loss feels like. I’m sure it must be like the actual ripping of your heart in two. It was a rough season in Tasha’s life, but her God was faithful and restored her hope of glory through a dream — a dream the moment Tonya died.

God goes out of His way to make His love known to us. Tasha and I pray that through the words of her heart, He will lead you to a place of healing there at the foot of the cross.


If you would like to share your testimony of finding the nearness of God in your darkest moments, please contact me at I want to feature folks from all walks of life. You don’t have to be a writer. I can edit your story for you. God is glorified when we use our pain to help others find comfort in Him.