MY SOURCE


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How do I conquer the battles of life?
What do I do when there's discord and strife?
How do I cope when there's turmoil within?
When my soul's sad and my heart cannot sing?
Who is the source of my strength?

How do I juggle demands made on me?
Who, what and where should have priority?
How do I cope when my energy is faded?
When outlook and attitude 
seem somewhat jaded?
Who is the source of strength?

Where do I go to recharge my soul?
Find purpose in life, to be made whole?
How can I give, and, yes, keep on giving
To others, and make life worth living?
Who is the source of my strength?

My help comes from Jesus, 
God's precious Son!
Only through Him are all victories won!
His Spirit teaches, comforts and guides,
His Word is the truth in which I abide.
He is the only source of my strength.

I'm touched by His love, 
redeemed by His grace,
Renewed to keep giving 
just where I am placed.
To glorify Him is my heart's desire!
Through your Spirit, Lord, 
keep me on fire!
Yes, Christ is 
the source of my strength!

Karin Ristau

5 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Very nice, Karin.... The last line tells it all: Christ is the source of my strength"......

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Beck's Bulletin said...

Thanks for the great reminder today Karin!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is so true.Without Christ's strength I could not go on.
Some people paint pictures others are creative in various ways,you are gifted with the talent of using poetry to convey messages we all need to hear.Thanks.
Blessings,Ruth

George said...

You've beautifully summarized a truth that we all need to keep in mind. Thank you.

Bernie said...

This is a wonderful reminder, I so needed this tonight my friend.
........:-) Hugs