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Strength and Weakness

April 7, 2017, 2:29 PM

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.” Isaiah 40:29

It isn’t in the nature of most of us to admit our weaknesses.  

Many of us have spent a great deal of our lives and much energy trying to convince ourselves and others that, despite our frequent evidences to the contrary...we are OK

The problem with being OK  is that Jesus did not come to help, heal, and save people that are OK; He came for the weak, helpless, and hopeless.  

Isaiah shares a powerful message.  God gives power to the weary and strength to the weak.  But, in order to receive His strength, we must acknowledge our weakness and lack of power.  Until we are completely broken, and we realize that we are completely hopeless aside from Him, He cannot conform us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.  

The very thing that often keeps us from admitting our frailties is what sapping our strength to begin with.  Our own pride keeps us from trusting in God to supply our most intimate needs.  We think that somehow He will use our most embarrassing admissions against us.  That somehow if we admit we need help, that we will be revealed as somehow less than in the eyes of God and others.  

Nothing could be further from the truth.  What we need to understand is that God delights in our weakness because He delights in making us strong.  He delights in lifting us up like eagles with His supernatural strength.  

In the upside down world of the Kingdom of God, weakness attracts strength.  The last shall be first, and the meek shall inherit the blessings of God!

Admitting weakness and need; opening ourselves up to the help we need is some of the first steps in discovering the power of God.  

Remember God knows your needs far greater than you do, but He waits for you to call on Him before He will meet those needs in full force.  

Call on God today!