Weak is Okay… When Your God is Strong

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.
2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV*

Monday came with a low-level anxiety. Too many deadlines looming too near. I felt unsettled, needed comfort, reassurance. An anchor.

I found a quiet corner with my Bible, to spend some time with God. Wished I could just be with Him, instead of feeling so weak.

A new thought surprised me: don’t regret the weakness, be glad it’s pointing me to my Strength. Rest in God, draw what’s needed for each moment as it comes, be glad of the reminder to do this. Forgetting only leads to launching out alone, which tends to mean missing the mark.

I don’t have to be strong in myself. God never asks that. He asks me to recognize my need and His bounty, and to love to run to Him.

Father, I’m so thankful that in my weakness Your strength shines, and that we’ll navigate today by Your plan. It will be enough. Today I will be neither introvert nor extrovert, but Christovert.

He also gave me this song for the morning. What a God, so good on so many levels. Here are my favourites, the newsboys, with “I’ll Be,” from their album Born Again. May it bless you today.

*New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

6 thoughts on “Weak is Okay… When Your God is Strong

  1. Susan

    I needed this today, Janet. Boy, did I ever! I am SO weak right now. But that’s okay! So long as I have some inkling of how strong He is – and wants to act on my behalf…

    1. janetsketchley

      Susan, I love this “as long as I have some inkling how strong He is” — we only need to remember and trust. Those dratted feelings of anxiety get in the way sometimes.

      I think this particular post is for my whole week. Today’s another day of perpetually reminding myself of His strength and care.

  2. gladwellmusau


    I shouted at this one….I will join you and become CHRISTOVERT. That means…I will boast not in my own strength or abilities…but in the CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME and YOU!

    Glory to Jesus!



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