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God’s Weakness is Stronger Than Human Strength

July 22, 2013


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“… and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.” (1 Corinthians 1:25b; HCSB)

 I just love the verse above. Think about it … Someone once said, “When my rope ends is when God’s rope begins.” How true! When I try to get through a project, paper, test, workday or family need on my strength, well, let me say I usually end up feeling pressure or at worst frustrated and/or disappointed. Here’s why.

When I walk, live, think, serve, love and give in the power of the Holy Spirit, then the results are really up to the Lord. Walking in God’s strength means … He is responsible for the results; He will take care of the problem; He will meet the need, and He will make a way. Thinking this way means the pressure is off. Now, my faith becomes primary. This is why “we walk by faith, not by sight….” (2 Cor. 5:7). When I try to control my circumstances or future outcomes, then I begin to feel the weight (or burden) that comes along with the situation at hand. Allowing GOD’s strength to take over, that is His Holy Spirit, means flowing in His unlimited power. (see Acts 1:8)

As you spend time with Jesus today, take a moment to thank him for His strength and your weakness. Remember, it is okay to admit our weakness. It is at that place of vulnerability that GOD moves in mightily, or as Paul reminds us of Jesus’ words, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9) The weaker you are – the stronger Christ is in you!

Be blessed as you trust in the promise of Jesus today. Remember, He will never let you down or fail you. He never goes back on what He says. You can do what He has called you to do!


Jon Davis



Jon Davis
Campus Minister