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Strength for the Weak

2 Corinthians 12:10

So because of Christ, I am pleased in weaknesses, in insults, in catastrophes, in persecutions, and in pressures. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Weaknesses, insults, catastrophes, persecutions, and pressures are not things for which we ask nor rejoice. They are places where we are vulnerable and subject to pain or loss, which no one enjoys. We cannot, however, live this life without experiencing them. These things happen to everyone, and how we handle them often defines who we are. Such things often shape our destinies and reveal our character. If everyone must face these times of hardship, I want to know that an All Mighty God is on my side working on my behalf. That is exactly what we have in Christ. Those who don’t know Him must fight these battles on their own, and they are assuredly losing battles in the flesh.

We cannot fight against certain things in our earthly flesh. No amount of will power can overcome some heartaches or disappointments. For this reason, God promises to be strong in those times when we are weak.  He goes to work on our behalf to fight tour battles and to direct us down a path of victory.  He is always working behind the scenes of our lives in ways we can never imagine, and He will do things for us we could never do for ourselves. We simply have to let go of our own self-defenses and allow Him to be strong for us. 

Where do you feel weak or under attack today? Let go of your striving, and allow God to be strong for you. Give up the battles you know you can’t fight, and seek shelter and comfort in His presence. He has a destiny and a plan greater than the pain you face, and He wants to lead you into it. When you are weak, He is strong. Rest in His care, and watch for the victory He brings to you!

Have a blessed day!

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