19.8.08

Weakness = Blessing

I really enjoyed today's Grace Gem...

There is a blessing in weakness—because it nourishes dependence on God. When we are strong, or deem ourselves strong—we are really weak, since then we trust in ourselves, and do not seek Divine help. But when we are consciously weak, knowing ourselves unequal to our duties and struggles—we are strong, because then we turn to Christ, and get His strength.

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3 comments:

Rita Martinez said...

Me too! I just read it! I really loved this part:
"He will not take the weakness from us--that is not His promise--but He will so fill it with His own power--that we shall be strong, more than conquerors, able to do all things through Christ, who strengthens us!"
it immediately made me think of Moses asking God not to send him because of his speech impediment, it was his weakness but the Lord didn't take the speech impediment from him instead He said:

" Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses and he said, "Is there not Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Behold, he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.
You shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth, and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and will teach you both what to do.
He shall speak for you to the people, and he shall be your mouth,
and you shall be as God to him." Exo 4:14-16

It truly is a blessing, as the grace gem says, to have "our burdening weaknesses be transformed into strength". Especially when its for God's glory.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for your comment, Rita! It was such an encouragement to me this morning. I love how God used Moses, weaknesses and all - and that He can use us as well. When I focus on *my* qualifications for usefulness I always fall so short so I'm greatful that His strength is perfected in weakness!

Rita Martinez said...

"When I focus on *my* qualifications for usefulness I always fall so short so I'm greatful that His strength is perfected in weakness!"
I know exactly what you mean, the Lord is so great!
God bless ya sis!