“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Oftentimes, God works through the circumstances of life – your difficulty, sickness, disease, affliction, setback, attack for you to see His position. If we rely on our natural strength, it will one day let us down. Where does the strength come from to see the race to an end?
It comes from within.

The world may see strength in force, in dominance, in always winning. But my Saviour taught me to look at life the other way round – that the greatest strength is in surrendering to God, going the path of humility and self-denial.

Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go. True strength is to forgive all. To love from the heart. To dishonour ourselves so that Christ may be honoured.

True humility is not weakness – but strength. Unless we are humble, we will not bow to God or seek Him for assistance (James 4:1). It is not a matter of combining our strength with God’s strength
but a total and complete removal of our strength to put on God’s own.

Then like Apostle Paul, you can say, “When I am weak, then I am strong”.

THE COST THE VALUE

“It is the cost of what you have given up for God that makes His relationship so valuable to you. If you examine your life, you will know that if you fight for something, you will not want to lose it.”

THE POTTER’S HANDS

“The Hand that formed you from the dust
Is the Hand that lights the fire to melt you
Is the same Hand that rebuilds you stone by stone
And that fills you up anew.”

THE POWER OF SURRENDER

“Jesus was capable of coming down from the Cross unhurt but He knew that sometimes we have to do what we hate to create something we love. He knew there is great power in surrender.”