I sat on my couch after a long, trial-filled week, and weakness and discouragement made me unable to do anything except throw my hands up in the air and tell God, “I give up, You be in charge now!” As I contemplated what I’d just done, the words of Paul the Apostle echoed in my head: “For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

I was right where I needed to be.

It doesn’t matter how old or young, rich or poor, healthy or unhealthy we are—we will all face overwhelming situations. We think it won’t happen to us. It does. We think we’re strong enough. We’re not. The sooner we learn to surrender everything to God, the faster we’ll gain real strength—the strength that comes from HIM.

Paul wrestled with weaknesses too, and rather than take them away, Jesus said to him: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” ( 2 Corinthians 12:9) Paul responded: “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9-10‬)‬‬

The situations that have beaten me down this week have revealed some of my worst weaknesses—BUT—they have also given me the opportunity to allow God to be my strength.

Without a desperate sense weakness, we tend to operate as if we don’t need God and—we miss the greatest opportunities to experience God’s strength.

Our weaknesses are an avenue of blessing for God’s strength.

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