By 9:00 p.m. one night, I wondered if I could do anything right because I felt as if I was failing at everything and had let everyone down. I even played softball so terribly that evening that my coach should have benched me! Ughhh! It was a humiliating and frustrating day! The worst part was I felt powerless to help those who needed me. But in my weakness, God was teaching me about a source of strength that I often neglect to draw upon—my friends. As I was about to rush off after my terrible game, one of my friends stopped me—she KNEW I needed encouragement. Her words were like cool rain watering my dry, withered soul! She provided an important reminder to me of the strength God provides us through friendship.
She reminded me that I need other Christians. My friend was right!
Even mighty Moses, who, with God’s power, commanded the appearance of ten plagues; walked out of Egypt with about a million of Pharaoh’s slaves; parted the Red Sea and then—wiped out Pharaoh’s entire army. He didn’t need any friends, because he had God—right?
Later, in a war against the Amalekites, Moses couldn’t hold his arms up long enough to save the Israelites from being slaughtered. God could have given Moses the same supernatural power he had used to part the Red Sea, right? But instead, God sent help in a duo named Hur and Aaron.
The Bible says: “Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.” (Exodus 17:11-12) Wow! Moses needed people to help him. Needing each other keeps us humble!
God is so good to give me this lesson in humility.
We ALL get weary arms, and we need each other. We are a team. As Christians, we need to include the team as we work to glorify God. Jesus had a core team of twelve disciples, and throughout the New Testament, we also see that He had many others who worked in the ministry with Him. When we’re part of a team, we are stronger! The Bible says:
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)
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