The Weakest Link

I was working on a new post for today when for some reason I can across this post.  I know some of you will have read it before.  Yet, in light of our recent loss, it just seemed right to talk about where our strength comes from in any and every situation.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. (Ephesians 6:10 NASB)

There are days when I wonder how in the world I will make it through.  I feel as if I do not have the strength or energy to do the things that must be done.  But you know what?  I have made it through every single day so far.

And I have come to know that it is NOT because of me.  My strength, indeed must come from God.  There is no other way to explain it.  I sometimes feel as if I am peering into a deep, dark tunnel that has no end in sight.  Yet, I make it through the darkness and finally begin to see a small pinpoint of light.  I continue on, trusting that God will be helping me get to that small beacon and I will come out, once again, into the sunlight.

There are times I do not believe it myself.  

Yet God is gracious and compassionate and continues to encourage me to keep on keeping on.  Sometimes it is a word of encouragement from someone else that helps me go on.  Sometimes it is the timing of lyrics in a song or perhaps a passage in a book.  Other times, it comes from the very word of God, Himself.  

I might find comfort in prayer.  Watching a small flickering flame of a candle in the darkness can be soothing.  I never really know where I will find that strength - but I do know that it comes from God and God alone.  How I praise Him for it!  

It took a while for me to realize that one can only truly see the strength of God when you are, yourself, at your weakest point.

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.                         2 Corinthians 12:10

I guess for Christians, being the weakest link makes us the strongest link of all.

Father God - I pray that each reader will, today, claim Your strength and might as they make their way through the challenges of this life.  I praise and thank you for the provisions You have made for us.  Amen.

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