As Your Strength
It is our weakness, heartily accepted and continually realized, that gives us our claim and access to the strength of Him who has said, “My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
Who likes to admit their weaknesses?? To say, “I take pleasure in infirmities; most gladly will I glory in my infirmities,” goes against our natural self. Murray points out we try to mourn, forget and conquer or wallow in our weakness. We can forget that we have a Lord who become a Lamb, a weak and defenseless animal, so that He could display and glory in His Father’s strength and power through His death and resurrection. The Lord’s ways are not our ways, they are completely other. We have the nature of The Lamb within us who glories in displaying His power and strength.
“When I am ascended, ye shall receive power from on high.”
“ALL power is given to me in heaven and on earth.”
We have an ascended and enthroned Lamb who is able to release all His power and strength in and through our weakness. If our first and only concern is to abide then we’ll begin to rejoice in our weakness as a gateway to know and display Christ’s power and strength.
We can live a most joyous and blessed life, not because we are no longer feeble, but because, being utterly helpless, we consent and expect to have our mighty Christ work in us. Lord you are more than capable to use our weaknesses for your glory.
I will take pleasure in my weakness because by them I am able to know you more and you are glorified through them. I willingly yield them to you for your use, pleasure and glory.