losing the battle...
the battle is
--- already won.
The Power of Weakness
How many of us feel we are losing the battle?
I Know Very Often I Do!
This message I speak not only to you... It is a message my own heart needs to hear.
Over and over. . .
(All of my posts in fact are messages to my war-torn heart, just as I hope they are to yours...)
In a world that says, "Move On," "Just Do It!" who are we to wait on God amidst our abject weakness?
In a world that values life and strength, what are we to make of Jesus' subjecting Himself to death, even death on a cross, and crying out at His most vulnerable moment,
"My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
Yes, if you're like me, we are broken; it feels we have no strength left.
And yet, God comes TO the broken-hearted. His very presence IS our strength.
18The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
"It is Finished!"
His mightiest work was done when His body was at its weakest.
He won for our child Victory over Death!
"The person who believes in Me will live… even though s/he dies."
God knew how to move Heaven and earth for our child to get our child from this earth with all its seductions and traps of the enemy
into His glorious Heaven surrounded forever by her Father's Love.
Does He not know how to help us as well?
So why are we so obsessed by "works," or the lack thereof? Apart from God, we can do nothing.
If we lean on God, cry out for His help, He can do anything through us, weakened though we may be!
So trusting HIM, EVEN in our weakness, we, like our child in her own weakness, can watch as our God fights our battles, our most important battles, FOR us.
Our weakness is not the point; it is what we allow God's Spirit to do IN our weakness that is important.
"It is finished!"
Rest in Him and His work for you.
God's love, His love through His Son, is almost too amazing to believe, truly believe!
But it is real.
"Can you read to me about 'Jejus'?"
Her strength was not the issue.
His strength that poured out in His love for her was what mattered.
Her heart cried out; our LORD heard her cry.
This child who is a wee baby, who can barely pronounce Jesus' name, already has the love of God poured into her heart that even at age 2 1/2, she knows she can call on Him!
Out of the mouth of babes!
As He describes His great love for us in Psalm 18 below, may He split the Heavens to come down to us!
"The Battle is already won" graphic, thanks to