Let us never forget the true nature of our strength and from Whom our strength comes.
Even in the church, we have adopted a secular view of strength.
Concepts like meekness and undying faith that God will sustain us are not usually considered real strength.
Those characteristics are treated like a cop-out or a crutch as opposed to real strength.
But real strength, godly strength, is weakness.
When we are weakest and we turn to Him fully and completely dependent on Him, that is when we find strength in Him that we never knew existed.
That is when it becomes Him working and not us.
His power is made perfect in our weakness.
That means not only that we will find ourselves weak but that we need to be in that place to see God’s strength at work in us.
That is where He wants us.
The world and even many Christians will not understand this because it is so contrary to the world’s understanding of strength.
God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
1 Corinthians 1:27
A Strong Woman Versus a Woman of Strength
by Marta S. Hardy
A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape,
But a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape
A strong woman isn’t afraid of anything,
But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.
A strong woman won’t let anyone get the best of her,
But a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone.
A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future,
A woman of strength realizes life’s mistakes can also be God’s blessings and capitalizes on them
A strong woman walks surefootedly,
But a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls
A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face,
But a woman of strength wears grace
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey,
But a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.
May you find true strength when you reach the end of your own strength and realize that God is there waiting for you to simply depend on Him.