When I’m Weak, He is Strong

Luke 4, “…being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days, He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry. And the devil said to Him…”

            The devil asked Jesus to turn a stone into bread. He did this because he knew Jesus was hungry. That is the devil’s plan. To tempt or attack us at our weakest point. If you look through the scriptures, the devil only attacked when his target was weak. A good example is Samson and Delilah. Delilah only questioned him when he was resting. He was tired of doing his day to day activities. Through her constant nagging, she broke him because all he wanted was to sleep.

            The funny thing about this is both God and Satan are waiting for us to be at our weakest point. Their agendas are obviously different. When Samson lost his strength and was in the Philistines prison, he was at his absolute weakest point. But what he did was what God had been waiting for him to do all the time. He was waiting for him to surrender to Him. Once he surrendered to God, he killed more Philistines in that moment than he did all his life.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10, “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

            Weakness tells us that we don’t have any strength left. For as long as we have our own strength, we will fight using it. Our strength will bring us some success, but to be victorious in life, we must depend on God’s strength. Our strength will fade, but His strength never fades. We don’t have to wait till we are weak to depend on God’s strength. We can surrender at any time. Satan’s plan is to let depend on our own strength because he knows that it will run out; and as you depend on your own strength, it will be harder to surrender to God’s strength.

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