Are You Weak Enough?

“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

Romans 8:26

Ponder This

We ought to accept our weakness for two reasons. First, our weakness is a fact. Second, it is an asset. You may say, “How can my weakness be an asset?” In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul wrote about the thorn in his flesh; he asked God to take it away from him, but God refused. In verse 9, Paul wrote, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’” You see, many of us think we’re too weak. But maybe we haven’t been weak enough. Maybe we haven’t come to the place where we’ve said, “Lord, I can’t.” Have you ever done that? As long as we’re struggling in our own power, we don’t cry out to Him. But when we say, “Lord, I can’t and You can,” then God says, “Alright, now that strength is a fact; it’s going to become an asset because, ‘My strength is made perfect in weakness.’” What God wants to do in prayer is deliver us from self-sufficiency. He makes us perpetually weak so that we might be perpetually dependent and that we might be perpetually powerful as we depend upon Him.

  • How have you experienced the reality of God meeting you in your weakness?
  • What are the ways you fight against dependence on God?

Practice This

Make a list of the ways you are weak and need God’s strength in your life. Make a corresponding list of promises God has made about meeting you in your weakness.