Monday, September 1, 2014

His Strength Made Ours



All of us have weak spots and strong spots in life.
Weak places that keep us on our knees.
Strong places. And we forget to pray.

Having M.S. for eleven years, I’m daily aware of many weak places. Needy places I’ve learned to work around. Weak spots that remind me I need Someone Else to enable me to live strong in this broken world.

I have weak spots, too, that have nothing to do with M.S. Areas of brokenness designed to turn my gaze upward. Sometimes I remember. More often, I forget to go to Him for strength.

One thing I’m learning.
It's in the weakest places of our lives that we find our greatest strength.

Maybe you’ve found this to be true in your own weak spots.

Ernest Hemingway once wrote:

“The world breaks everyone, and those who are broken are strongest in the broken places.”


It’s odd to think our weaknesses can be our greatest strengths.

But Scripture says that.

His strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Cor. 12:9).

Let’s not despise anything that brings us to our knees.
Seeking strength.
Finding it when we have none of our own.

On our knees, we find strength to stand.

Strength made perfect when we are weakest.

A strength we will never find anywhere else.

His strength.

Made ours.


“. . . out of weakness were made strong.” (Hebrews 11:34)



2 comments:

  1. A timely reminder. Loved this post, Bethany.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. I'm glad you were encouraged. I see Him making you strong.

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