In all my life, the one thing I have wanted to be was strong. I don’t want to be weak.
As a child, I cried easily and often. It was not unusual for me to be called a “crybaby.” It wasn’t calculated. I wasn’t able to turn tears on and off. They just hit. My feelings were very easily hurt as well.
As time went on, I realized that no one wanted to be around a crybaby or someone whose feelings were easily hurt. Especially those who had sarcastic senses of humor…and there were many of those kinds of people in my life.
I hated crying a lot. I also hated having hurt feelings…or admitting that my feelings were hurt. So I became good at masking my feelings most of the time. STOP
Now I really am weak compared to the past. He gives me strength in new ways!
Now that I am in my 70’s, I am often truly weak. It may be mentally, emotionally or physically. That’s when I must go to Jesus. We are praying for GOD to help us find things often in our house. I have also prayed for help as I learn to do new skills for which I feel totally unsuited!
I am also learning that GOD helps me. He gives me the strength I need. He gives me strength when I am weak. What more could I ask for?
Thanks be to GOD!
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,
for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses,
so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
For the sake of Christ, then,
I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities.
For when I am weak, then I am strong.
II Corinthians 12:9-10