Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Strength for the Weak

GROW STRONG IN YOUR WEAKNESS. Some of My children I've gifted with abundant strength and stamina. Others, like you, have received the humble gift of frailty. Your fragility is not a punishment, nor does it indicate lack of faith. On the contrary, weak ones like you must live by faith, depending on Me to get you through the day. I am developing your ability to trust me, to lean on me, rather than on your understanding. your natural preference is to plan out your day, knowing what will happen when. My preference is for you to depend on Me continually, trusting me to guide you and strengthen you as needed. This is how you grow strong in your weakness.

James 4:13-15; Proverbs 3:5 (Amp); Isaiah 40:28-31

~ Sarah Young, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence (Devotions for Every Day of the Year)
When I read these words from Jesus to me last week, I folded the corner of the page down, knowing I would need them again soon. Perhaps I saved them for you, too. Where are you feeling weak today?


  1. My health is always a struggle, living with chronic pain is tough, but God has truly strengthened me during this time! Sometimes it's the challenging days which bring me closer to Him.

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this devotional. I try to read it daily, but often find myself reading 2-3 days at a time. :)

    Strength in weakness...beautiful. I most often feel weak in the area of security and self assurance. :)


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