The End of Our Strength

Today, I want to share with you a thought from a great devotional writer of times past A.B. Simpson:

“I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).

God has three ways of helping us. First, He says, “I will strengthen you.” In other words, He is saying, “I will make you a little stronger yourself.” Second, He adds, “I will help you.” By that we understand Him to say, “I will add my strength to your strength, but you shall lead and I will help you.” Third, He says, “I will uphold you with my righteous right hand,” which is to say: “I will lift you up bodily and carry you altogether. It will be neither your strength nor My help, but My complete upholding.”

When we come to the end of our strength, we come to the beginning of His. In Him the weakest are the strongest, and the most helpless the most helped. “He gives power to the faint,” but to “them that have no might” at all “He increases strength.” His word forever is, “My grace is sufficient for you.”

The answer is a paradox…and yet the most practical of truths.

“Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For when I am weak, then am I strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).

Blessings Today,

Pastor Ron


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