But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
You know the saying, ‘Opposites attract?’ Walt and I are extreme opposites. I think the older we get the more evident it becomes. We love each other VERY much, but over the past almost 43 years, we’ve learned to appreciated the differences and realize that together, we are a formidable force. Where I’m weak in an area, it seems to be his strong point and I let him have it. It was not always that way. In those first years when we would tend to fight to keep the tenuous hold on who we were alone, the becoming of what we would be together.
Do you know that in every area of weakness, God is our strength? He is. We go through a similar struggle to retain control in our relationship with Him. At first, we come broken and commit completely to Him until He asks us to do something difficult, then its a whole different story. But the longer we know and trust Him, the deeper the intimacy and rhythm we develop.
I can’t imagine my life without Walt, but I would be lost without Jesus! I would fail miserably at everything I attempt to do if it were not for my deep dependency on Him. Every attempt to do something on my own would fall flat on the ground if I did not allow Jesus to make something beautiful out of it.
Rather, I will celebrate my weakness, for then You are my mighty deliverer, my rescuer, my hero! I will only be good when You have all of me. I don’t have to be strong, You oh Lord are all the strength I need. It’s for Your pleasure I serve. In Jesus’ name, Amen.