On My Knees

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

4 thoughts on “On My Knees”

  1. Great post, Lindsey. It reminds me of a song that I often put on repeat called “I Need Jesus.” The last two stanzas go like this:

    “I keep on looking for some reason I should raise my self-esteem,
    ‘Cause all my gifts and all my efforts must sure add up to something,
    But then again, again with tears of joy, I’m brought down to my knees,
    Here at the foot of him who died for me I’m stripped of everything and,
    I need Jesus.

    Oh, I need Jesus.
    I need Jesus.
    Oh, I need Jesus.

    Now I say, “Glory! Hallelujah!”, I’m so glad to be redeemed!
    To be so desperate for Jesus and so gloriously weak,
    I do not ever want to stray from the Community of Need,
    O may I never leave dependence or forsake my Food and Drink,

    I need Jesus.
    Oh, I need Jesus.”

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  2. I love this post sweetheart! This is what it means to have faith as a little child. Realizing we can do nothing on our own and relying fully on the strength that only the Lord can provide to sustain us. What a humble, yet awesome, truth! I love the quote you include at the end. I can definitely relate.

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