Our Strength

I don’t know how many times in my life I have heard that God doesn’t give us more than we can handle. It has become such a mantra in the world that has lost its meaning. And…are you ready for this? It’s wrong.

He absolutely allows more to come into our lives than we can handle. It’s those times when we come face to face with our weakness that we finally see and admit to our need for Him. Sometimes it takes us many times of getting to those places before we get wise enough to seek His help. But when we finally do, watch out. God doesn’t just give us enough strength to get through. He BECOMES our strength.

I have found that when I get to that place of my ultimate weakness, I am not leaning on Him, while still standing on my own power. It’s not my feet moving to propel me forward. It’s not my heart that survives another blow. It’s Him. He becomes the strength that holds me up and holds me together. What more could I ask for?

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 12:9-10

It’s what He is waiting for. He has the strength and the power. And He wants to share it with us.

If only we will learn to ask.


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