And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.
For some time now, this has been my favorite scripture. It’s a real eye opener. It tells us (in God’s own voice!) that God knows and understands that we are weak. He expects us to be weak, even made sure that we would be. There is a purpose to our weakness. And best of all, this passage assures us of the possibility of change, improvement and redemption. We can not only overcome weakness, weak things can become strong. Does that give you an enormous outpouring of hope? It does me. That’s why I love this chapter and this verse in particular: the hope of one day becoming strong in all the ways that I am now weak. The possibility of that keeps me going on my worst days. (more…)