Philippians 4:13 - “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
One of the reasons we fast is because it reminds us of our sense of frailty as a human, our neediness and weakness as individuals. You may even be feeling a little weak physically right now.
Why would we want to be reminded of our weakness?
The Apostle Paul made this astounding statement in 2 Corinthians 12:10 - “So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me.”
We shouldn’t despise or deny our weakness, because it is what keeps us dependent on God and increases our sense of Him.
I wonder where you might be seeing the gaps in your life today? The lack of resource? Prolonged weariness? Needing wisdom in a few areas? Your mind and creativity not keeping up with your responsibilities?
Choose to deliberately thank God when you find a gap, lack, weakness, or insufficient area in your life today. What a prime opportunity to let Him fill the void.
It’s okay if you don’t have it all in yourself, or if your own strength is lagging right now. God’s expectation of you was not that you would have all the strength, all of the time. The Bible reminds us over and over that He is our strength, He is our portion!
Psalm 73:26 - “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Lamentations 3:24 - “The Lord is my portion” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.”
Psalm 142:5 - “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”
When we say “God, you are my portion!” we are saying “All your resources are mine to draw on. Your strength flows to me in my weakness. Your wisdom comes to me in my insufficiencies. Your presence is mine in my loneliness. Your comfort is mine when my heart is broken. You are my solid rock and the foundation of my life when everything else around me is shaken. You fill all and any void. Your life is what I draw on. Your comforting presence is my portion. You are the only inheritance that matters. You are the source of my happiness and all that I will ever need.”
Your weaknesses might just be the portals through which God has chosen to permeate His power through your life.
We pray that your weakness gives you an obvious experience of God’s power working in you today.