I am weak but He is strong.
From a young age, believers are taught that ‘He is our strength’ from the famous children’s hymn, “Jesus Loves Me”. The comforting lyrics of this song remind us that our Creator is almighty and all-loving! When we feel weak, defeated or overwhelmed, we can rest in knowing that we are loved by Him and that His strength is enough.
Jesus loves me, this I know.
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong,
they are weak, but He is strong.
The song also reminds us that feelings of weakness and defeat are okay, and that God can be glorified in them.
2 Corinthians 12:9 MSG
“And then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness…”
I consistently see God at work in my own weakness. He shows up when I’m running on empty, at the end of my rope, and He reveals himself as a redeemer when I fall short.
After I lost all hearing in my right ear from a TMJ surgery in 2015, I needed the Lord’s strength more than ever. My social anxiety was at an all-time high, and I felt debilitated and closed off from the world. But in the long run, God used my disability to fuel the fire even more for my life’s work with Beneath the Skin—to ensure that no one feels alone in their struggles, and to gain a deeper understanding of the fact that the Strength of the Lord is enough in our trials. What a blessing it is to look back on our weakest moments and see them as glory for the Creator!
Where do you see struggle in your life? Maybe you are experiencing depression, anxiety or isolation from others. Maybe you have a physical ailment or are experiencing brokenness in your family or home. I want to encourage you in this moment…God is being glorified! He is waiting with arms wide open for you to cast your cares on him. Connect with your community, reach out and utilize resources and stay prayerful and hopeful, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
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