God provides strength in weakness to us. It’s a fact that as human beings, we lack resources and power on our own. The good news is that God is all-powerful and He is mighty! When we feel weak, it is the perfect opportunity to ask God for help! Whenever we call, God shows up eagerly to help us and to reveal things that benefit us, no matter what position we find ourselves in. He is worthy of the highest praise! In the Bible, Paul dealt with feelings of weakness. We are comforted in God’s words to Paul:
My grace is enough for you, because power is made perfect in weakness.”
(2 Corinthians 12:9 CEB)
In the verse above, Jesus mentions that His grace is sufficient for us. Grace is defined as: the free and unmerited favor of God. Grace is something given to us; a gift through faith, not something that we have to earn. God’s gift of grace is enough to help us through any challenge we face in our lives. God has unlimited resources that He makes available to us when we ask for His help.
Whenever we need strength in weakness, we can always call on the name of the Lord to guide us through it all. God will meet our needs! We should surrender and allow Him full control to show Himself powerful in our lives. Too often when we feel weak and powerless, we tend to react with despair, anger, desperation, and even fear. Although some feel that these are simply “normal “ human reactions, these reactions are actually the total opposite of what Christians are supposed to do! We should immediatly take the issue to the Lord in confidence. When we feel this way, we are actually in the perfect position for God to show His love, grace, and incredible power in our lives. Paul goes on to say:
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9b-10 CEB)
Christians should have this same attitude as Paul. He definitely made it known that God’s presence in his life aided him in viewing his problems as opportunities for praise. The passage suggests that Paul developed a renewed mind as he matured in his relationship with the Lord. We too can choose to praise God in the midst of things that we go through, being sure to take on God’s perspective of that issue. Be sure that you are completely aware of exactly how BIG our God is! There is no issue, no problem, and no challenge that is too hard for our God. He is truly amazing!
Additional Verses For Further Study:
“Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.”
– (Matthew 11:28 CEB)
Jesus looked at them carefully and said, “It’s impossible for human beings. But all things are possible for God.”
-(Matthew 19:26 CEB)
Lord, you are faithful and powerful! I need you every minute of every day and can do nothing apart from You. In times of weakness, I call on you and you are always there. Thank you for your unconditional love and grace. You know exactly what I need and I freely ask You to guide me. I will exalt Your name forever. You are my strength in weakness.
Have a great day!