Yesterday was the Tenth Day of the Omer - tiferet in g'vurah - balanced beauty in strength.
At our Talmud lunch today, we studied the midrash about Abraham breaking idols (Bereishit Rabah 38:13).
The conclusion focuses on the power of Abraham's connection with God - Abraham walks through a fire unscathed on account of his spiritual prowess.
Perhaps the strength that we can find is one that allows us to find the difficult path through hazardous places - both within and without. This is strength that relies on balance - endurance that allows us to choose our steps and paths wisely.
Finding the right footing helps us walk with strength.
Inner balance leads to strong steps in the right direction.