Little Lola was having a hard time learning to skate. Every time she got up and started to skate, she fell. The bruises were multiplying and covering all of the available space on her knees, hands, and elbows.
A neighbor passing by watched her try and try again. Finally, he approached her and asked, “Why don’t you give up?”
“Because,” she cried with tears streaming down her cheeks, “my father didn’t give me these skates to give up with but to go on with.”
Our Lord gives us His gracious favor and wonder-working power to “go on with.” A good example of this is the Apostle Paul. God did not remove His affliction. He did promise, however, to provide His strength, courage, and power to him wherever he was, no matter what, “to go on with.”
No matter what we believe to be our weaknesses, He wants to give us help and hope, endurance and victory. When we willingly admit our weaknesses and limitations to God, we are forced to depend upon Him for our effectiveness and accomplishments. Surrendering to Him when we need His help forces us to admit our inabilities and His abilities. Admitting our limitations enables us to develop our Christ-likeness, deepen our respect for God’s presence and power in our lives, and encourages us to a deeper sense of worship.
Prayer: Father, we truly need Your involvement in our lives. When we are weak - give us Your strength; when we are down - raise us with Your power. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.