“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Now, to be clear, weakness isn’t something we should be striving for. It’s just something that we all have and we should be able to freely admit it.
The greatest weakness of all is the fear of appearing weak. That’s pride to always feel the need to appear strong.
There is a way to actually live stronger. It is counter-intuitive to our culture and prideful nature, and is an unassuming pathway to discovering a new kind of strength.
This strength emerges out of an awareness of our weakness and a growing dependence on something other than ourselves.
A Humble Heart Can Help Us More Than A Proud Mind.
We try to control this situation or that person, and they just won’t do what we want them to do. We spend all kinds of energy, and that situation still will not submit to our will. Our will is not being done on earth.
How many of us have had those moments when we say, ”I’m tired of this Lord, I give up attempting to control it, help me!” And later we realize we were given both grace and strength along-the-way; and it was not our own strength…it came from somewhere else.
God is all powerful—not us! And when we are weak, we lean more on God…discovering His strength.
Whatever the weakness, let’s humble ourselves, and pray to discover the strength that comes with acknowledging our need of God’s grace in moments of weakness. It seems God thinks he’s strong enough…
“My grace is enough; it’s all you need…”
“My strength comes into its own in your weakness.” ~ 2 Corinthians 12
Lastly, and it’s important to finish here: when we truly experience God’s grace and strength in weakness, we’ll finally be humble enough for a more meaningful use of our natural strengths—and in more than just boosting our own pride to only appear strong.
And so we are made perfect in our weakness through humility.
“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.” ~Psalm 25:9