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How to rely on God's strength when you feel Weak

Today, I want to talk to you about how to rely on God's strength when you feel weak. We all have experienced moments when we feel inadequate, our strength seems to have vanished, and we find ourselves overwhelmed by life's challenges. But the good news is that God's strength is perfect in our weakness, and by relying on Him, we can overcome anything that comes our way.


Let's turn to 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, where the Apostle Paul writes, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."


This passage reminds us that we don't have to rely on our strength because God's grace is sufficient for us. We can delight in our weaknesses because it is through them that we experience the power of Christ in our lives.


One example of relying on God's strength in weakness comes from the life of David. When he faced Goliath, he could have relied on his strength and weapons, but instead, he trusted God and His power. In 1 Samuel 17:47, David declares, "All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give all of you into our hands."


David's faith and trust in God's strength led to his victory over Goliath, and it serves as a potent reminder to us that when we face battles in our lives, we can rely on God's strength to see us through.


Another example comes from the life of Jesus himself. In the Garden of Gethsemane, as He faced the agony of the cross, Jesus prayed to His Father, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will" (Matthew 26:39). Jesus knew that He would need to rely on His Father's strength to endure the pain and suffering that lay ahead. So he submitted to His Father's will.


Just as Jesus relied on God's strength in His moment of weakness, we, too, can trust in God's power to carry us through our darkest moments.

Illustration: Imagine you are in a boat on the open sea. A storm surrounds you, and the waves crash over the boat's sides. You feel completely overwhelmed and powerless in the face of the storm. But then, you remember that the boat's captain is with you, and He has the power to calm the storm. So you turn to Him and ask for His help, and suddenly, the storm subsides, and you are safe.


Comments: Just as the Captain of the boat had the power to calm the storm, God has the power to order the batteries of our lives. We can trust in His strength to see us through our challenges.


Quotes: "God will never give you more than you can handle, but He will often give you more than you can handle on your own so that you will learn to rely on His strength." - Unknown


Prayer: Heavenly Father, we come before you today, acknowledging our weaknesses and our need for your strength. We know that we cannot face life's challenges alone, but all things are possible with you. Therefore, we ask that you would fill us with your strength and power so that we may overcome whatever obstacles come our way. Please help us trust in you and cast our worries aside, for we know you are in control. In Jesus' name, Amen.



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