Daily Archives: March 21, 2012

You Raise Me Up – From Distress to Strength

 “When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;  When troubles come, and my heart burdened be – And I am still and wait here in the silence until You come and sit awhile with me.”

“I waited patiently for the LORD; He turned to me and heard my cry.  He lifted me (or raised me up! 🙂 ) out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” (Psalm 40:1-3)                                “David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.”            (1 Samuel 30:6, (NIV) New International Version)                                                                                     “Andy was greatly distressed because fill in the blank with whatever battle I may find myself in..But Andy found strength in the LORD his God.”                                                                                                 (1 Samuel 30:6, (AIV) Andy’s Internalized Version)