I don’t know about you but feeling weak is something I am not fond of. When I’m feeling weak it’s usually followed up quickly by the lies of the enemy.
Life is too much for you.
No one needs you.
You only add to the burden they are bearing.
Work as hard as you want,
You will never amount to anything!
Success, joy and achievement are for others.
Your lot in life is loss.
Ah, but that is the bottom line isn’t it beloved? He wants us to retreat! We forget that we are in a battle and the enemy wants us to retreat, fall back, stop advancing the kingdom. He doesn’t want us to gain any ground, win any souls “show mercy to those whose faith is wavering or save others by snatching them out of the fire.”(Jude 1:23)
So, we run from weakness. We tell ourselves, “Keep going. Suck it up! Don’t be a quitter. Work, work, work!”
This was one of those weeks I couldn’t do it. If I wrote the list of all the things that were HARD, and contributed to that feeling, it would be long. Believe me, it’s written in my journal.
But the bottom line was, they were real things! I didn’t imagine them. I found myself midweek in a puddle of tears too weary to keep working and just press through it.
But this was also not my first battle. I was able to recognize the enemies lies, but too tired to do something about it. This beloved, is when we need a Joshua, someone to lift our arms up and keep us moving forward in the battle.
Give us eyes to see Father! We need spiritual eyes to see the war raging around us.
I have had several different Joshua’s in my life but on that particular afternoon my son was my Joshua. He came alongside me and spoke truth over me. “It’s okay to be weak, Mama. Sometimes things are just really hard. It’s okay to acknowledge that. It’s okay to feel it. It reminds us that we always need Him. We can’t do this thing alone.”
We cannot beloved. I know it and you know it. But we need reminded. Not only is it okay to admit our weakness, but somehow, some way God takes it to the next supernatural level!
He says we can rejoice in our weakness! Not because it feels good but because He is good! Because, He has built a promise into that horrible position we find ourselves in.
It’s only in that place of weakness that His power is made perfect.
2 Corinthians 12:9 says it this way,” My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”
I am weak! You are weak beloved! We are all weak and there is joy in the admitting. There is relief in knowing that he sees it and knows, but when we acknowledge it, the power it holds over us is released and the only power remaining is HIS!
“Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” 1 Cor.12:9
So, find your Joshua, or be a Joshua! Let’s speak truth to ourselves and each other. Let’s remember that not only is okay to be weak but it is a good thing. It’s even worthy of rejoicing in!
Because the power of God we find there, is the mountain moving, stone rolling kind!