Some people think it’s strange or odd that we are commanded to be strong? Some will say we can only be what we are, and it is worse than futile to say to a weak man, “Be strong.”
When being strong seems impossible I often remember the words God said to Paul each time he plead for God to remove the thorn lodge in his flesh. God said in 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT), “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”
Obviously, Paul finally got the ‘point’ and his response to God back then should be our response to God today. He said in verses 10 and 11, “So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
It’s of no coincidence, whenever it’s necessary for us to faithfully stand and be strong, then we often feel most of our weakness; but in those times we are summoned to seek God for His strength because like he said, “His strength is made perfect in our weaknesses.”
Thankfully, the Lion of the tribe of Judah can give to us lionlike strength to victoriously face any situation, trial or circumstance which in turn will enable us to continue moving forward towards God’s goodness, God’s blessings and God’s glory!