My Weakness Is My Strength

You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect peace, for it is trusting in you. Trust in the LORD forever, because in the LORD, the LORD himself, is an everlasting rock” (Isaiah 26.3-4).

God grants the avenue of faith to all but not all take this avenue. Those who take hold of God’s words by faith experience a deep, settled state of mind. God Himself will do as He has promised. He instills hope as we trust in Him. God delights in the child who reaches up and grabs His hand. He will keep us in perfect peace (“peace, peace” – certain, definite, uninterrupted, abiding peace). 

The more we understand God’s character and conduct, the more settled we are. God has given us promises that are great in magnitude and great in number. We cannot face anything in life and be at a loss for God’s specific promise to meet our specific need. Take the promises of God from the Word of God and pray over them. Come to His throne – a place of sovereign power. Come to His throne of grace – a place of fulfilled promises. 

God is my everlasting rock. Nothing is impossible for Him. He will deliver me even in the most precarious situation imaginable. I am weak. My enemies, namely the world, the flesh, and the devil, are strong. But this makes no difference to God. He is able. He is omnipotent. Jesus said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12.9). How do I respond to such a promise of perfected power? I must rejoice in the fact that I am weak and recognize my neediness. This is how the power of Christ resides in me. This is how believers are able to take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties. We endure for the sake of Christ because when we are weak, then we are strong (2 Corinthians 12.10)!

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