I’ve long been a fan of what I like to call, “Strong Woman Songs (SWS).” SWS are sung by women and depict the emotional strength of women in a “dig your nails in the grit and pull yourself up off the ground” sort of way. Gloria Gaynor’s I will Survive, as well as Bye-Bye from Jo Dee Messina, Someday, by Mariah Carey, and (cough) I saw the Sign, by Ace of Base, all inspired me to throw away the Kleenex and put on my dancing shoes after myriad break ups.
It was a lifetime ago, but still I remember. And I still cannot resist the need to shake my hips and hoist that hair brush up to my lips when songs of that nature come on the radio. I call it girl power.
As much as I do love that genre of songs, I’ve realized over time that real strength does not come from any ounce of determination or will that I can muster. Nor does it come in a pair of high heels or a shade of red lipstick. My real strength comes when I admit my weaknesses and latch onto Jesus, enabling him to carry me through this life and into the next. My real strength is not mine at all…it is His.
This song from Natalie Grant, I Will Not Be Moved is one of my new favorites. It’s sung in that “Strong Woman” style, but the real hero is Jesus. For more Then Sings My Soul Saturday, visit Amy at Sings, Miracle and Wonders.