In the pages of Scripture, authentic strength – of the sort that wins battles, overcomes impossible odds, and takes on overwhelming opposition – walks hand in hand with weakness.
Now, that’s anything but a popular notion. It’s definitely not Hollywood. And yet it is true ten thousand times over. Those in Scripture who take pride in their own might or prowess or superior resources fail and fail again. But those who acknowledge their weakness and their need, those who cry out to God in their heartbreak and frustration and utter inability, those whose need for Christ isn’t partial, but total, find vast amounts of strength beyond their own.
Lord, help me not to take pride in my strengths.
Help me trust you with my weaknesses.