Daily Devotional – 7/22/14 “For when I am weak!”

It’s Tuesday and someone is still trying to take from yesterday’s mess when today is a new day. Someone is contemplating suicide because you don’t feel like going on, someone is grieving over the death of a loved one because death had bombarded his way in, someone is heartbroken because you were hurt by somebody who promised to love you until death do you part, someone is still reeling from being hurt in church years ago and has vowed not to go back, someone is working yet every time you get paid it’s like you’re paying them, someone is hiding a secret that is eating them up inside, someone is sick and don’t even know it, someone is sick and is praying every minute for healing, someone is in pain yet you keep smiling, someone’s soul is battered yet you keep singing, someone’s light is dim but you keep trying to make it shine and someone’s joy is gone and your hope is fading fast. Yea, you keep knocking on doors but none are opening, you keep walking but it’s like you’re going in circles, you’re addicted to something that is controlling your life, you may be homeless, hungry, tired and at your wits end. You’re standing at the edge of the cliff and the voice is telling you to jump, sitting on the fence because you can’t decide which side you want to be on, defeated because it seems like you can’t win, crawling because you’re tired of being knocked down, crying because you’re tired of screaming and staying woke because you’re tired of dreaming and they’re not coming true. Yea, I know you’re tired of being told to hold on when you have hardly any strength left. I know you’re tired of hearing that it’ll be alright in the morning when trouble is still there at sun rise. Tired of hearing trouble won’t last always when it’s been around too long as it is. Tired of hearing keep going when you’ve yet to see an exit sign. Tired of hearing you’ll make it when you are barely making it now and tired of hearing that you’ll have a reward in Heaven when you need hope now.

Yet here I am again telling you all those things. Baby, don’t you understand that you don’t even deserve to be where you are now; if it was based on your merit. Yea, I know it’s hard but trust me; it could be worse. Haven’t you gotten it yet? Sometimes obstacles are placed in your way in order to slow you down when you’re moving in the wrong direction. Sometimes, God doesn’t give you the strength to climb because He is waiting on you to tap into the faith that will give you the strength to move that which is blocking you. Sometimes you are knocked down so that you can get up the right way. Sometimes you have to cry to remove the crap that keeps you from seeing what God would have you to see. Sometimes you have to go through in order to test your trust, check your calling, investigate your integrity, scrutinize your shout, analyze your anointing and examine the evidence that God lives within you. Sometimes you have to go through just so God’s promise can be manifested in you. Yea, you may stumble but that’s simply God working on your balance. When Paul complained about the thorn in his side and begged God to remove it, God told him in 2 Corinthians 12:9; “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So you see, each time you feel like your weakness is taking over, read 2 Corinthians 12:10 that says, “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.”

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