Someone recently referred to me as a "strong, independent woman."
I corrected him with, "I am not strong. God is my strength." He replied, "God supported you, but it was your strength that got you through it."
All the credit goes to God. He's the only way I got through all of that!
“...God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
“The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.”
“The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.”
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
I am not arrogant enough to call it my strength because I know my weaknesses. I am weak. HE is strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
If I were strong, I would not need His Grace. The need for Him at all takes away any delusions I have of being independent.