Strength | 2 Corinthians 13:4


The past few days I’ve been reading what Paul has to say about strength and weakness, but this mental picture has really just brought it home for me. 

All through Gethsemane, His trial and the road to Calvary, Jesus looked like anything but a strong King. He was exhausted from lack of sleep the night before (and probably very little – if any food). He was quiet, and soft-spoken. Literally everyone and everything was against Him. He must have questioned His purpose. Yet, He did not rely on His own strength. He turned to His Heavenly Father. He trusted Him and sought His strength. In His weakness, Jesus was filled with divine strength to do the most important work in the history of the Universe – and He allowed to be subjected to torture, hatred, slander, abuse, and death. 

But, the story doesn’t end there. In His weakness, He was filled with the power of the Almighty, with a strength stronger than the grasp of death itself, He burst from the tomb with life! He reigns with all power and glory and honor. 

The story STILL isn’t over. He loves you deeply, and extends to you that same power that even in your darkest moments you may be filled with strength. Wow! What an awesome God we serve!

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