An open Bible and a cup of coffee.

For the Lord will judge His people and have compassion on His servants,

When He sees that their power is gone,

And there is no one remaining, bond or free.”

Deuteronomy 32:36

Most of us desire to be the architects of our own destinies. We use our talents, abilities, and resources available to us in order to overcome obstacles and achieve the goals we set for ourselves. The spiritually mature understand that God is to be praised and thanked for whatever we are able to accomplish. He not only gave us the talents and resources we possess, He also provided the opportunities to achieve our goals. While such experiences generate happiness and a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment, they pale when compared to what God can accomplish when we find ourselves in deep need, perplexed and entirely without resource. It is in just these types of circumstances that God reveals Himself through His miraculous providential care. Naturally we recoil from the idea of being needy and without strength. On the other hand, it is when we find ourselves in just this condition that we draw near to God and He to us. It is when we recognize our utter powerlessness and dependence on God that He steps in and accomplishes the impossible, for His glory and for our good. If we want to receive the blessedness of God’s special ministry to us, we must acknowledge and embrace our weakness. Paul learned this lesson well. He wrote, And [God] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). Embrace your weakness today, dear saints, and be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10).

God bless you

Pastor John