Youth Club Talk: 9th Jan 2009 – "I asked for strength…"


I asked God for strength, that I might achieve —
I was made weak, that I might humbly obey.
I asked for health, that I might do great things for God —
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy —
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, to earn the praise of men —
I was given weakness, that I might feel my need of God
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life —
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things
I asked for great things in the future —
I was given the joy of the present moment.
I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I hoped for —
I am most richly blessed among all…

“I came that you may have life, life in all its fullness” (John 10:10)

New Year. New Start. New opportunities.

Some things may appear as rubbish as they were at the end of last year. People losing jobs, money tight. Arguments at home. Anxiety. Coursework. Bullying. It’s hard to feel on top, in control.

When the going gets tough, that’s when you discover where the inner toughness is. When all around you seems like disaster, your faith remains the one true constant in this messed up life.

Be open to the possibilities of God. In your weakest moments, in your darkest nights, in thr toughest of times. God will not fail you. He has faith in you and he loves you.

Love God, for he is with you to help you live out your life to its fullness – the fullness of life He intends for you. God Bless You.