While the world is telling us to “be strong”, “get tough”, God is saying something else.
Apostle Paul, in his second epistle to the Corinthians, wrote:
“I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses…. But He (Jesus) said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Cor 12:5-10)
Noticed how the Lord’s power can only work in us IF we would admit to our weakness. In fact, Paul even talked about “boasting” about it. I don’t know about you, but if that is the way God wants it to be, then that is the way I would do it, even if it meant facing the truth that I am not that a tough guy as I thought I am.
It is time we all recognize that we are never created to be superheroes, we are never supposed to save the world and we are never meant to carry the burdens of the world on our shoulders. Leave that to the One who is well-able to do all that..”..
“Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you;” (Psalm 55:22)
“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)