Power and Strength

Isaiah 40:29 contains a powerful statement.  God gives power to the weak.  God gives strength to the powerless.

Power is defined as:
1)the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality
2)the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events.

isaiah4029God gives us the ability to do things or act in a way with special faculties or qualities.  God gives us the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behaviors of others or the course of events.  Today that truth spoke to my very soul.

There is an event in my past that I have allowed to stop me from stepping out into the faculties and qualities that God created me.  On the spiritual side, I know that God has used that experience to draw things out of me that needed to change and to bring me into deeper relationship with Him.  Nothing is ever wasted in God’s kingdom.  Yet, I have allowed that one event to make me weak and keep me from further developing the qualities that are engrained in my very being.  I have allowed it to make me feel,thus rendering me, powerless, even though the qualities are still there.  I have stepped back from my ability to influence others and events.  I have stepped back from the unique way I do and act to bring about the things that God has called me to do.

Strength is defined as:  the quality or state of being strong, in particular

  • physical power and energy:
  • the emotional or mental qualities necessary in dealing with situations or events that are distressing or difficult:
  • the capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure

I gave up my strength when I gave up my power.  But my powerlessness is a result of my actions and my decisions.  Today I can decide to allow God’s strength to cover my weaknesses.  I can accept His power to flood my insecurities.  God has given me the emotional and mental qualities necessary for dealing with the situations or events that are distressing or difficult.  I just have to receive it.  Today I decide to receive God’s power in my weakness.  Today I decide to receive God’s strength in my powerlessness.

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