Our weaknesses invite us to lean into God, to know that we cannot and need not do it alone. Weaknesses remind us of our human limits and our dependence. But God comes in our strength too. Like all our virtues, our strength is a grace from the Lord, a gift of the Holy Spirit, who lives in us. May we see our moments of strength and our moments of weakness as invitations to draw more closely to God.
—Lauren Burdette, This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood as Spiritual Practice (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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[Christ] said to me, “My grace is enough for you, because power is made perfect in weakness.” So I’ll gladly spend my time bragging about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power can rest on me.
—2 Corinthians 12:9 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
May I see my moments of strength and my moments of weakness as invitations to draw closer to you.
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