“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road;
make me a fork
, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” - Jim Elliot

Friday, January 7, 2011

I give up...




Strong Enough
Matthew West
The Story of Your Life

You must
You must think I'm strong
To give me what I'm going through

Well, forgive me
Forgive me if I'm wrong
But this looks like more than I can do
On my own

I know I'm not strong enough to be
everything that I'm supposed to be
I give up
I'm not strong enough
Hands of mercy won't you cover me
Lord right now I'm asking you to be
Strong enough
Strong enough
For the both of us

Well, maybe
Maybe that's the point
To reach the point of giving up

Cause when I'm finally
Finally at rock bottom
Well, that's when I start looking up
And reaching out

I know I'm not strong enough to be
Everything that I'm supposed to be
I give up
I'm not strong enough
Hands of mercy won't you cover me
Lord right now I'm asking you to be
Strong enough

Strong enough

Cause I'm broken
Down to nothing
But I'm still holding on to the one thing
You are God
and you are strong
When I am weak

I can do all things
Through Christ who gives me strength
And I don't have to be
Strong enough
Strong enough

I can do all things
Through Christ who gives me strength
And I don't have to be
Strong enough
Strong enough

Oh, yeah

I know I'm not strong enough to be
Everything that I'm supposed to be
I give up
I'm not strong enough
Hands of mercy won't you cover me
Lord right now I'm asking you to be
Strong enough
Strong enough
Strong enough

7 comments:

rooney said...

love this.

Sherrie said...

Sister Sheri..
"I give up" was a confirmation to me. Thank you! Sheri, and Thank you God!!

gideonmommasita said...

This post reminds me that I listened to the Mandisa cd on the way to and from N.C. and to Matthew West....totally thought of you when i wasn't thinking about myself:}

elizabeth embracing life said...

It has been in the giving up moments that I feel God saying "finally, you strong willed brat" now let me be strong for you.

wingsofpurple said...

love this...so true to the heart.

Vinetender said...

I give up. Thank you, Lord for your promises and for Sheri to bring this to my mind and heart ....this day. Bless her Father.

Laura said...

I don't know why I so often make God twist and tug before I'm willing to give up. I'd much rather have Him in control, so why do I struggle so much?