Devotion

Surrendering All

Weakness has become such a loaded word.
In modern society there are such negative connotations when a person mentions weakness.
It can mean that you are less than or undesirable.
But, in terms of being a Christian, weakness is the compass that leads you to The Lord.

It is when we truly become weak and surrender all to Christ that we can strengthen our relationship with Him. And that’s what He wants from all of us.

But it can take more than weakness to bring us closer to The Lord.

Humility is the driving force that steers us to admit you’re weak without Him.
Only when you are cloaked in humility, bowing before Him, can you truly know Jesus and appreciate the love He has for all of us.

And Jesus Christ already knows our weaknesses.
We are all made in The Lord’s image and He loves us all the same.
There’s nothing we can say that will drive away Christ’s unconditional love for us.

At times like this St. Paul comes to mind; his words ringing like a bell to remind us to never lose sight of how significant weakness is:

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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.         
2 Corinthians 12: 9-11
NIV

So hopefully the next time you’re feeling too weak, too lost, or too vulnerable, remember that Jesus Christ wants our weaknesses.

And He loves us all the same.

 

 

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