I Am Extremely Weak.

weakness

I often tremble from anxiety and rely on sleep medicine to rest.

I meet with a professional counselor on a regular basis because I am routinely overwhelmed with the demands of life, family & ministry.

More than I’d like to admit, I seek isolation rather than community. Being around people drains me.

I have an addictive & escapist personality; I fear that one day I will succumb to addiction.

I fear the judgments of man more than God. The desire to please people reigns over my actions & words.

I question my calling as a pastor on a regular basis.

Yet God has & will continue to use me. I pray this encourages you in your own brokenness. All of us are weak; only some of us are strong enough to admit it.

Grace requires weakness.
Forgiveness requires confession.
Salvation requires death.

The cross is a paradox.

Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 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.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 

 

 

2 comments

  1. Good mornin Tyler,
    May I offer to you some encouragement that I believe can help.
    If you will, read the 2nd most recent article on my site please.
    Your friend,
    Lee

    1. Thank you for the comment, Lee! I did read the article & I enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing! The Gospel is what enables us to be vulnerable. We are able to be honest about our shortcomings, weaknesses, and hardships BECAUSE Jesus has already given us His righteousness. We do not have to fear that we will lose our salvation because we are honest; Jesus saves to the utmost those who come to him by faith (Heb. 7:25)!

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