The more we need to lean on God

By Dave Henning / May 8, 2017

“I have learned that the weaker we are, the more we need to lean on God, and the more we lean on God, the stronger we discover Him to be.”- Joni Eareckson Tada

“We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure.  This happened that we might not rely on ourselves, but on God, who raises the dead.”- 2 Corinthians 1:8-9

Pastor Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 9 of Grace Is Greater as he asks us to identify our thorn in the flesh.  He continues: “What have you begged God to change, to heal, to take away?  What in your life forces you to acknowledge weakness?”

In response, Kyle reiterates the key concept of this book.  It’s not as important that you learn grace is greater than your weakness.  But, you must experience God’s grace as you receive His power in your weakness.  As Kyle adds, “God’s power is attracted to weakness.  His grace comes running to those in need.”

Therefore, the apostle Paul’s weakness excited him more than his human power.  Paul’s weakness created room for God to show up and demonstrate what He could do.  Thus, we find unlimited strength in God.

In conclusion, Kyle urges, we need to admit our weakness and ask for help.  Yes, we can stubbornly insist on bearing that load ourselves.  However, the longer we refuse to admit our weakness, the longer we miss out on God’s strength that’s available to help us.  The moment we drop our baggage we discover a grace that carries not only our baggage, but us as well.  Kyle summarizes:

“You’re never in a better position to experience God’s grace than the moment you realize you don’t have what it takes.”

Today’s question: What Scripture verses help you lean on God?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “What feels like the end of the story”

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