Sunday, November 13, 2011

I am Weak, but He is Strong

I have been pondering something I read recently in my time with the Lord.  In the devotional book Jesus Calling, it states that He chose me less for my strength than He did my weakness because my weakness amplifies my need for Him.  How very true!  I just had not thought very much about God actually choosing me more for my weakness than my strength - actually, I really do know I have no strength apart from Him.

1 Corinthians 1:27 says, "God chose the weak things of the world."." (my emphasis)  In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul talks about asking God to remove his "thorn in the flesh," but God told him, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." (verse 9)

Paul says in 2 Corinthians 12:10, "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."

I sometimes feel so weak, so powerless.  How good it is to be reminded that God chose the weak things (that's me and maybe that's you).  When I am weak, my need for Him is so evident.  I want to say with Paul, "I delight in weaknessess.  For when I am weak, then I am strong."

How can that be?  My weaknesses cause me to turn to the Almighty, the All-Powerful for my strength.  God can use me when I recognize my weakness and rely on His Strength.  I truly am nothing, no-thing without Him.  But, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.


  1. I love the statement that I am no-thing without Him! So thankful for His strength.

  2. We know that we are weak yet we try to be strong & 'fix' our problems instead of calling on our God who is so strong. Praise God for He is so good! Pat H

  3. Yes...and I feel God's presence when I am weak and having a difficult time. This sounds strange but I like it when there are trials because God is there with me. I know He is with me all the time but I feel his presence more during the time that I am weak and He is strong. Thanks Kay for the reminder. Love in Christ, Jean