Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Fighting With Weakness
“God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things- and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are…” 1 Co. 1:27b-28.
We’ve all heard it and we probably have all looked like it no matter which gender we are… ‘You fight like a girl.’ Whether it is a physical fight, an emotional fight or a mental argument, the sentiment is the same, ‘You are the weaker one.’ Well there is great news is this statement! When someone boasts that they are superior in an area, we must just thank them for that. We can take comfort in the truth that when we are weak in any area, our weakness unleashes God’s mighty strength. When people tell us we lack in something, we can be thankful that through our lack God flings open the storehouse of provisions. When foolish attitudes are marching across our landscapes, we can have confidence that the wisdom of God will always trump foolishness. When lies pepper the things we know are not true, we have a Judge who sits on the throne and declares the real truth and justice in our situations.
What does ‘fighting like a girl’ mean? It means we don’t accept what the doctor says until God determines the outcome. It means we allow God to fight our battles against the bullies of the world. It means we might look crazy for things we stand up for but we leave the consequences to God. ‘Fighting like a girl’ means no matter what our bank account shows, having complete confidence that God will provide.
Personally, 2016 will go down in my history as one of the weakest years I have ever had in my life. But weakness had a companion who held my hand the entire journey. His name is Jesus among other names. God was never so strong and mighty during my year of greatest weakness.
“Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war.” Rev. 19:11.