Weakness as a Tool for Strength (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 254)
Psalm 84:5a (NLT)
What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord.
At times, we get tired. We grow weary after a long day of work. We feel physically weak, even exhausted. We run out of energy, time, and resources. Sometimes, we run out of emotional and mental capacity to handle all of the difficulties and struggles that inevitably exist in our lives. The main reason we feel tired and run out of energy is because we’re human. This is a part of what it means to be a part of humanity.
When we are exhausted and tired, we can’t rely on ourselves to keep on going. We must rely on God. When we are weak, God is strong. When we are irritable, God is patient, ready to hear and willing to listen. When we feel like giving up, God can give us the energy and strength we need to keep on moving forward. His power is unlimited and he never gets tired. Joy is the outcome for those who depend on Him for strength.
In our society, we tend to see weakness as a sign of ineptitude. But for believers, God uses our weakness as a tool in his hand for us to turn to him and depend on him for guidance, grace, and strength. No part of our lives, our experiences, what we have, who we encounter, or what we do, is ever wasted in the sight of God. The more tired you feel, the more you need to depend on God. The more weak you feel, the more you need to trust in God’s promises. And the more you depend on him and trust him, the stronger you will become and the more blessings you will see multiply in your life.
“When a man has no strength, if he leans on God, he becomes powerful.”
— D.L. Moody