Weakness is a word I shy away from, yet that one word has encompassed countless areas of my life. As I turn another year older, and look back over the past year, my own weakness is apparent to me now more than ever. God has brought circumstances into my life that have shown me my desperate need for Him, and my total incapability of standing on my own.
In every area that God has brought me to my knees, He has lifted my head to His throne. In revealing my inadequacy, He has shown me His sufficiency. In being brought low, He has shown me that only His strength can hold me up, not my own. He has brought me to the paradox that Paul traces in 2 Corinthians 12:9-11.
“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.”
Only when I recognize my weakness and completely depend on Christ, can I have true strength. He alone is enough for all the ways I fall short. In my weakness, let Him be magnified.
“I am fallen, flawed and imperfect. Yet drenched in the grace and mercy that is found in Jesus Christ, there is strength”Adam Young