Exchange Your Weakness for His Strength
Weakness isn’t always a popular word. It brings a negative emotion for most of us. The world looks down at weakness and tells us that weakness is unpleasant and unfortunate. If you scroll through social media for just a couple of minutes, you will be bombarded with posts of power, strength and “bossing it up.” Nothing wrong with any of that (I think it’s great that we encourage and empower one another to be the best that we can be), BUT I want to encourage you to view weakness as something else today, something not so negative and something a little bit more empowering than we allow ourselves to see it as. I want you to view weakness as an exchange for the strength of the Lord – something so beautiful that we can’t help but to long more for Him in the midst of weakness. Allow yourself to think of strength when you hear the word weakness.
When I start to experience sadness or feel my heart ache for the pregnancy losses I have experienced, I remember to lean into God for a peace that surpasses all understanding. I can’t do this on my own. I need a power stronger than myself in order to really embrace the healing that awaits me. Weakness isn’t bad, especially in the midst of grief. Weakness is a cry of our heart to the babies we have lost. It’s a sign of love for little hands and little feet we will never caress, hold or kiss. Our weakness releases His strength in our life and there is nothing more beautiful then knowing there is a Higher Power holding our hand as we embrace the pain from loss.
I don’t know what road you are walking today. I don’t know what stage of grief you are currently in. What I do know is that no matter where you are on your journey of loss and healing, God wants nothing more than to give you His strength so that you can make it through the hour, the day, the night, the week or even the whole year. His strength is waiting for you and it’s waiting with ARMS WIDE OPEN!
God longs to be in the pain WITH you. You are not alone.