When I am weak, You Make me Strong


I love you, Lord, my strength
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, 
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:1-2

I think everyone, from time to time, feels weak. You may wake up and look at your day and think I don't think I can do it today. Sometimes I hear people say I don't want to 'adult' today. It feels like it takes too much to get through the day. We've all been there.

I am finding that grief accentuates the feelings and emotions that we had before tragedy struck. I find that my patience is less and my anger is more--not in relation to grief, but in relation to every day life, and the filter that was in place before is more difficult to use. The work of grief is exhausting and so the things I enjoyed doing before, wear me out more quickly than ever before. So, impatience, anger, exhaustion can easily feel like they defeat us and we are left worn out and empty. It's very discouraging, until I remember that When I am weak, God, You make me strong:

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 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 12:9-11

 If I don't take the time to dig into God's Word, the reality of life is all consuming and overwhelming when I rely on my own strength. But it doesn't have to be:

He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
Psalm 18:16

My strength CAN come from God and DOES come from God, if I take the time to commune with Him. Yes, when I fail and forget to put my trust in Him and lay my weaknesses at His feet...even then, when I forget, He is still there. But, oh the difference it makes when I spend time with Him, seeking Him, praising Him, loving Him.

For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength
and keeps my way secure.
Psalm 18:31-32 

Walk with Him today. He's got your back. In your weaknesses, He makes you strong.
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