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Stepping Stones: Your Weakness Can Be Your Strength

Stepping Stones: Your Weakness Can Be Your Strength
June 13, 2010 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip

Today’s scripture is so comforting. It tells us that God gives strength to the weary and power to the weak. Times of weakness come to us all….sickness, financial problems, relationship struggles, or addictive patterns we get trapped in whether it be food, substances, anger, worry, control, work, etc.

I know how difficult it is, but try to look at these times as opportunities, opportunities to increase your connection with and dependence on you Lord. These are times to take a deep look inside to examine “Why?”

My mother’s faith was deep and she had created a total dependence on God’s grace and mercy. She taught her children at a very young age that there will be times where we will feel as if we cannot go on; that we just can’t handle all that is in front of us.

She told us that is the time to admit to the Lord that we cannot do it alone and to turn ourselves and our situations over to God. We tend to think we are God and God is just our helper, but He is God and we are His helper (when we aren’t getting in the way).

Today, when you struggle, stop, pray and look to God’s instruction book for guidance and help. Calling on God’s promises and knowing His character during times of adversity really does work, try it as you pray today’s prayer.

Dear Father, I come to You with empty hands and an open heart, ready to receive Your many blessings. You know the depth and breadth of my neediness…and the needs of all those praying this prayer. Lord, I pray that You continue to provide them and me with Your Holy Spirit and Your peace. I am learning Lord that faltering steps of dependence are not lack of faith; rather they are links to You. My path appears today to be so difficult, draining me of my strength. Your Word assures me that Your power flows most freely into the weak who are aware of their need for You. I need You. Give me Your strength. Equip me as I go through each day so that I may handle whatever comes my way. You are my Lighthouse Lord. I pray in the name of the One who showed ultimate dependence on You and Your Word, Jesus; and all God’s children say – AMEN!

The Truth
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Isaiah 40:29

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
John 17:20-23

Comment (1)

  1. BobT 12 years ago

    Dr. James Montgomery Boice wrote an excellent book (now in paperback) based on Romans 12:1-2,
    Renewing your Mind in a Mindless World: How to Think and Act Biblically. He compares and contrasts worldly thinking and acting to living biblically. Bobt

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