The Importance of Weakness (pt. 4)
since you seek proof that Christ is speaking in me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you. 2 Corinthians 13:3
For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but in dealing with you we will live with him by the power of God. 2 Corinthians 13:4
For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for. 2 Corinthians 13:9
Do you have a lot to do and not enough time to do it? Do you sometimes feel physically weak? Like you just can't take another step? Like you can’t keep going at this pace? Maybe you can’t. Maybe you weren’t designed to. God reminds us of the importance of weakness. In reminding us of our weakness, He’s actually protecting us, and leading us to be content despite our circumstances. He is also reminding us of where true power can be accessed. When we are weak, God’s power is displayed. 2 Corinthians 13 reminds us of this.
Our weakness leads us to God’s power.
How does this happen? By reminding us who actually has the power of control. We’d like to think we are in control, but our “control” is an illusion. We think we are masters of circumstances, but that simply isn’t true. The Creator has control. He has complete power of what He created. Because of our relationship to Him, we’ve been given access to that power … if we faithfully rely on Him. Which leads us back to where this series of posts started, weakness leads to reliance. Our strength doesn’t come from us, but from Him. His power is absolute. He created the universe with the power of His voice. He sacrificed His Son to conquer sin, death, and hell out of His great love for us, despite the fact none of us deserve it. He adopts us into His family (… which He didn’t have to do) and gives us the Holy Spirit as both guide and guarantee. This power we have access to through Christ can not only change our hearts and the hearts of those we share Him with, but can (… and has) changed the world. That’s real power!
It’s ok to be weak. There’s power there. This power protects us from one of our deadliest enemies, ourselves.