Lord Give Me Strength

Lent, done right, is hard work. There are times when one says, “I’m not sure I can continue this sacrifice”, or, “I don’t have the time to pray, or do community service, or study like I need to do.” Lent is just like any other time, where the demands of our daily life overwhelm us.

There is an old adage that works. One simply looks up to the sky and says, “Lord give me strength.”

The older you get and the more that life challenges you, we learn to simply ask, “Lord give me strength.” Amazingly, God always does.

My friend Vernon, told me about a period of time when he was going through a tough time. His grandmother looked at him and said, “Vernon, the Good Lord doesn’t give you a load you can’t tote.” Through some of my darkest times I’ve remembered Vernon’s grandmother’s words.

I suggest you keep the following words with you at all times: “Lord give me the strength.” One never knows when they will come in handy.

PS: I wrote the above this morning, and then turned to the news and read Vernon died last night. I had no idea he was even sick. Godspeed Vernon. May all your burdens be forever gone.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Very good advice. I too just read of Vernon Jordan’s death. I am glad to have had the opportunity to meet him through you. My thoughts are with you.

  2. I’am so sorry for the loss of your friends. How timely that you mentioned him. He was on your mind and in your heart.

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