Strength in weakness

When I am physically weak, it can be hard to believe that God will give me strength. A couple of days ago I wrote about my physical strength failing me and how much it hurts. God heard my prayers and read my writing. Later that evening my family and I had gone out to eat at a buffet. As I was fixing a plate with a perfect mountain of food I was interrupted. I overheard a woman asking a waitress franticly if she could help her husband that had fallen in the parking lot. I suddenly spoke up forgetting all about my ailments, “Can I help”? She agreed and we headed out to the parking lot. Her husband had his feet up on the curb but his body was in the street and he was attempting to get up. He had to have weighed around 250 pounds but the thought didn’t cross my mind that I couldn’t do it. It was like God had just blotted it out of my mind. I wrapped my arms around him and almost threw him straight up, almost to fast. He was ok so him and his wife went into the restaurant and sat next to us. We all had a great conversation about God and was a wonderful evening. God gives you the strength even when you cannot find it within yourself.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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