First of all your strength is limited. Your strength is infinite. God’s strength is infinite. Your strength is exhaustible. God’s strength is inexhaustible.
Psalm 84:5 says, “You bless all who depend on you for their strength. Do you want God’s blessing in your life? Then you need to depend on God for your strength.
Trust In God
One of the most famous Christians of the 19th century was a guy named Hudson Taylor. He was a missionary to China, and he was a spiritual giant and a brilliant man. In his old age, he lost his health and became very weak. He wrote a letter to a friend that said this: “I am so weak I can no longer work or read my Bible. He lie’s still in the arms of God like a little child in trust.”
Sometimes in your life you’re going to be so weak you can’t even pray, read the Bible. You can’t do anything. Also what are you going to do in those moments? You rest in the strength of the Lord. Likewise weakness can actually be a good thing in your life if it causes you to depend on God. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 12:8-10, “Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, My grace is all you need. therefore my power works best in weakness. So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses. So that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses and in the insults, hardships, persecutions and troubles that suffer for Christ.
That’s the paradox of depending on God the more you’re weak, the more you depend on God. And the more you depend on God, the stronger you get.
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
2 Corinthians 12:8-10
- For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
- And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
- Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.