The Beauty of Weakness

The Beauty of Weakness

As you lead me into worship each day, Lord Jesus, there is a definite sense of solidification within, a strengthening in my inner being, for you are “strengthening me with strength in my soul” (Psa. 136:8). I am more at rest in you; my confidence is shifting from other sources to you; there is a growing sense of firm faith in you which stands against my common sins of self-pity, impatience, discontent and fear.

Worship (praising you for who you are) brings transformation as I gaze on your greatness: “…we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2. Cor. 3:18).

Worship of you, Lord, shines into my being the light of your character—positive, pure, powerful, passionate, and perfect—and you use it like a laser beam, shining deep into the recesses of my soul, exposing the filth of sin, burning away dross, purifying, healing, and guiding me into confession, repentance and the filling of the Spirit.

One result of worship–extolling you for your power and might, sovereignty and wisdom, omniscience and omnipresence–is that my being weak is no longer something to be feared and despised. My weakness has become like a lens, focusing my attention on you, Lord God, and on your mighty, loving, wise personality, waiting for you to act in each situation.

This is your way, Lord, reaching into our weakness and bringing your power with you. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor. 12:9. An example is a principle I’ve mentioned recently: “the shortcut to humility is the road of humiliation.” When we embrace our weakness, thank God for us, “then the power of Christ rests one me.” 2 Cor. 12:10.

Lord help me to think this supernatural way, rejoicing in my weakness, reveling in your strength. May this honor  you and bring power when it is needed.

May be an image of grass, tree, road and covered bridge