Strong Enough

Album: The Story of Your Life (2010)
  • 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
    Yeah

    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
    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 Writer/s: MATTHEW WEST
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Comments: 1

  • Sandee Wichkoski from TexasI love stories of personal triumph. Reading this, about how this album came to be, is amazing. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God". Sadly, people often mistakenly attribute trials and tribulation (the crappy stuff of life) to God and say He's judging this or that and there must be some hidden thing we've done to cause it. The truth is that life happens, stuff happens, but in the midst of the stuff of life there is hope, always. It may come in the form of a instant supernatural miracle or it may come, as does most often, in the form of help and encouragement in time of need from someone who's walked a similar path and has found that unwavering hope to be true. Hope is relational, it comes most naturally when we ourselves have experienced its reality, that there is a brighter day to be seen regardless of what it looks like now, and in turn extend that to others.
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