Is It OK to Be Weak?

Is it OK to be weak?  2 Chronicles 16:9 (KJV) gives great insight into God’s heart for weak things.  “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward (committed to) Him.

Why would someone choose weak things?  Do you remember childhood games that required you to “choose” your teammates?  Do you remember the kid that was not the first choice?  They were too slow, too small, or simply not good at the game.  Sometimes that kid was you.  Do you remember how humiliated you felt as you were the last to be chosen?  But God chooses differently.  He looks beyond our faults and weaknesses as He chooses us as instruments to accomplish His purpose. (2 Tim. 2:21)

The world sees weak things as objects of scorn and distain.  Therefore, it disregards and marginalizes the old, the poor, and the disenfranchised.  But God, increases the power of the weak. (Isa. 40:29) His grace is sufficient for His strength is made perfect in weakness. (2 Cor. 12:9) Sometimes we forget that fact and try to do His work in our own strength.  But God, after several unsuccessful attempts on our part, gently whispers in our ear, “You can do nothing without Me.” (John 15:5) 

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