I’m Such A Weak Man
USC’s star running back Marcus Lattimore spoke some of the most powerful words when he said, “adversity introduces a man to himself.” Well, I’ve definitely been introduced to myself and I don’t like what I see. I’m so weak it’s pitiful. All this time I thought I was strong, but I have no strength of my own. My health condition has pealed back every layer of pretend strength. All that’s left standing is my faith in Jesus Christ.
Evidently Christ is enough to hold me together when life is totally falling apart. Evidently despite my extreme weakness He really is strong. Evidently Jesus doesn’t rely on me, but I totally rely on Him. Evidently no matter what happens I can get through anything through Christ who strengthens and comforts me.
I’m literally being attacked from every side. My flesh, family, finances, and future are being constantly bombed. I’m back to spending daily 14-16 hours in the bed, 4-6 hours in the tub, and any hour I’m not fully asleep in discomfort. The days are getting longer. The mountain is getting much harder to climb. My only hope is in Jesus Christ. He is without a doubt my only constant strength.
“And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”
(2 Corinthians 12:9-10)