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22
May
2014
family matters, mental health, childhood depression, depression, grace based parenting, Jenny Gillespie, 31 days of prayer for your spouse

 

…and let the childhood song resonate with you just a bit longer.

 

Don’t know what I am referring to?

 

“Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but he is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me; the Bible tells me so.”

 

As a child I used to sing this over and over if I couldn’t sleep. Mostly because my parents used to sing songs with me as part of my bed time ritual and if one stuck, it was sung {and re-sung} until I passed out. These types of songs also kept me calm if I woke with nightmares or if I was battling a low in my childhood depression.  Like a meditation mantra said over and over again; it brought peace to my head and my heart.

 

Cut to present day.

 

I am still weak. He is still strong. And I still need a constant reminder that Jesus loves me just the way I am.  Although it would be great if I could go around singing childhood Vacation Bible School songs, I am sure my co-workers and the people I pass by in the grocery stores would think I was a looney {they wouldn’t be too far off}.  Instead I now turn to a more comforting bible verse:

 

“But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

 

“My power is made perfect in weakness.” God’s love for me, His presence in me, the grace He shows me; all made perfect because I am aware of my weaknesses and have accepted them.  And that is ok.

 

Why?

 

Because I am weak and He is strong.

 

 

Jenny is a wife, mother, graphic designer and a beginning blogger. She can usually be found at a baseball game, a PTA meeting, in her back yard speaking sweetly to her baby garden or cuddled up (til the wee hours of the morning) reading her favorite books. Jenny is the Social Media Support at Family Matters where she hoots & tweets her heart out.

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