“Time to get up,” I whispered gently to my very tired daughter this morning. Mornings tend to be a weakspot for her. So helping her to get moving & be strong in the morning is an ongoing challenge.
With that said, strength is the antidote to weakness, so how we can be strong is important for all of us, no matter our age, situation or season in life. Here’s a good example for for getting strong: David
Friends help us to be strong: in 1 Sam 23:16, it says that Jonathon encouraged / strengthened David in the Lord. Let’s remember to encourage our friends & let them encourage us! This helps us to be strong:)
Strengthen ourselves: in 1 Sam 30:6, it says that David strengthened himself in the Lord. In this chapter, David was really squashed to the wall & very discouraged, but he chose to find his strength & encouragement in the Lord.
Let’s lean into the Holy Spirit to gain strength & be encouraged :)Getting
Our culture endeavors to condition us to be strong, independent & resourceful. These adjectives also appeal to our flesh in contrast to weakness, dependence & being needy.
I’m exploring this weakness thing having recently sustained a concussion from a snowboarding accident. For what it’s worth, I’d suggest putting the concussion experience on your “un-bucket” list because of experiencing weakness in one’s mental faculties.
With that being said, here’s some helpful ideas related to embracing rather than avoiding weakness:
admitting weakness is a starting point for welcoming Heavenly Help into our lives
leaning into the Holy Spirit is an adventure that exceeds anything I’ve ever experienced in the human context
Currently in Denver we are having a blizzard & some people have lost power in their house. Thankfully, Jesus always has power available to us!
There are always times & seasons in our lives where we are weak, frail, tired, frazzled & infirm. These times & areas aren’t really shocking because these things go with being human. When we integrate Jesus into our daily living, we integrate supernatural power, strength & help!
Jesus gives us power to go through challenges & live in victory & not weakness or frailty!