Have you ever felt weak?
And I’m not just talking about not being able to lift a box or get through Titanic without balling your eyes out.
I mean really weak. The kind of weak that takes every ounce of your strength to get out of bed. The kind of weak that can’t witness any sadness without letting it swallow you as well. The kind of weak that shatters at any rejection or betrayal.
The kind of weak that feels unable to accomplish any good. Ever.
Yeah. I have.
And when I’ve been that weak, half of me has wanted to crawl into a ball in the corner and let the world spin without me. I felt convinced that if I did no one would notice. Convinced that it was impossible for me to make any difference anyways. Nothing I could ever do would make any life better. I felt too weak, too powerless, too small to make any impact at all.
And I was right.
Yeah. I was right. No matter how I spin it, nothing I do will matter. Think about it. How long do human footprints last, really? After you leave a place, how much do people really remember about you? After you clean something up, how long does it really stay clean?
I’m not here to discourage you. Just hear me out.
I write this because it has been my weakest moments that have actually made the most difference. But not because of me- oh no! You see, there’s this book called the Bible that has a little something to say on this topic. It’s a story of weak people and a God that loves them enough to pick them out of their weakness and place them in a beautiful story- a story that He wrote for them. Every one of them. Every one of us.
In my Weakness Story, I got so low that I finally cried out to the God that I have read about my whole life. One day it became too much for me- trying to do things on my own. So I asked God to use my weaknesses for Him. I asked Him to use me and all of my imperfections to somehow make a footprint that would last. And this is what He said:
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Do you feel weak? God knows. He loves you and His grace is sufficient for you, friend. His power works perfectly in YOUR weaknesses.
Give them to Him.
I promise you, He will use them in ways you could never imagine! Stop trying to live on your own- turn to the God who sees you and loves you and can’t wait to know you.