“They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.” (Psalms 84:7)
It cannot be emphasized enough that God is our strength. When I look back over my life, and the lives of those around me, it is not hard to see just how much the Lord has intervened in one way or another. So many times God’s strength came to bear on a difficult situation that left me or others helpless to face it alone. God’s strength carried us all.
I have been so weak and helpless at times that I have been wholly dependent upon others in my life. That is not a comfortable situation to be in. And yet, in truth, even the times when I thought I was strong, when looking back I can see that the Lord made a path for me that was protected and directed so that I did not stumble.
The Lord is our strength. Once we get a revelation of that, all our weaknesses are nothing compared to His all sufficient power. At times we stumble around in the dark, we lose our way, we act out of fear rather than courage, we fail miserably. Yet God looks beyond our failures, He sees past our weaknesses looking into hearts that can be shaped and molded by His love, grace, and power to make us more than we are, better than we could ever be on our own.
He takes our weakness upon Himself and gives us strength from Himself so that even though we may be frail at times in body, we have a strong spirit to carry us beyond our weaknesses.
It is not a sin to be weak, it is only sad to be weak alone when the Lord wants to strengthen and empower you to live above your physical and mental limitations, above the weaknesses and disabilities that would drag down your soul and spirit. It was never meant for you to bear your burdens and weaknesses alone, you were tailor made for a God of strength to meet your needs, to overcome your feeble soul and body with the power of His love.
I don’t know about you, but I want the Lord’s strength in my life, because my own strength is insufficient; I need power from above to help me here below, and I suspect you feel the same way. Trade in your weakness for His strength, count on Him to be your strength, call upon Him in your weakness and find His power. For ours is a powerful, awesome God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, though we are weak You are strong. Accept us in our weakness, and give us power to live for You. Amen.
About the Author
Karlton Douglas lives in Ohio with his lovely wife. His testimony is that God has given Him strength in his weakness.