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. 2nd Corinthians 12:10 NIV
Whitewater guide trainees lined up on the banks of a river to meet their instructors. These were all experienced oarsmen. One of the experts was a petite young lady. The students assigned to her group grumbled that they had got the weakest teacher. But their opinions changed as soon as they hit the first rapid. Because of her size, she had learned the art of riding the water currents. She used teamwork and skill to do things that brute strength could not hope to achieve in the pounding and dangerous waves. Under her guidance, her students learned things the other students with stronger instructors did not. Have we ever been surprised to find that our strength also comes in a surprisingly different form?
Jesus, the very Son of God, conquered all the evil in the universe through meekness, humility, and love. Real Strength comes to us when we realize that our own strength is nothing. We rely on the One we place our hope in. Jesus is the Source of our strength. If we feel small or weak, then we can ride dangerous waters where other would have no hope! In Christ, our weakness keeps us humble and saves us from all harm. Shall we delight in it today?
If feeling small and weak can place us in greater need of You, then impress upon us our unworthiness today. Let us know we need You so desperately that we press hard after You until Your strength is shown in all its glory, we pray!