Strength is one of the vital qualities necessary for human survival. In feudal times, the weak bowed to the strong, and only the strong ruled. In modern times, not much has changed. Whether on a large scale (for example international relations) or on a “smaller” one (e.g. powering through life’s obstacles to attain life goals), strength is an indispensable asset because, without question, the weak will always bow to the strong.
It’s therefore understandable that our parents (and “upbringers”) instill in us a need to always be strong. “You have to be strong!”, “you can not afford to be weak”, etc. How possible is it to always be strong?
There’s always that one situation that leaves you at your wit’s end and puts your strength to shame. For the regular man, this is a situation you don’t want to be in. But for the believer, it’s probably one of the best situations you can find yourself.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV) And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (TLB) Each time he said, “No. But I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people.” Now I am glad to boast about how weak I am; I am glad to be a living demonstration of Christ’s power, instead of showing off my power and abilities.
As Apostle Paul relates to us, the believer’s best experiences, the believer’s best chances of showing of God’s power through Christ (by the working of the Holy Spirit in the believers) are at his/her lowest points- those points when even you join the world in thinking that you have nothing left in you to go on. That is your time to shine!
For the believer, knowing to seek God’s Strength and seeking for it (even when you feel like you’re in top-notch condition or when you feel like you don’t need that Strength) is a Strength in itself.
There’s only so much you can achieve with your natural strength. What you can achieve with the supernatural strength of God in you? Eternal possibilities. Ask God for Strength today, whether you feel like you need it or not.
And if you’re not yet saved, ask for Salvation (Romans 10;9), then ask God for His Strength. God is not stingy 🙃, He will give you both without hesitation!