Hey, friend. Welcome back to the new and improved site! Please bear with me as I continue to figure out the new features. Blogging is hard, y’all. 🙂
So, anyway. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know I like to do a thing I call #FavoriteFriday. Yep, you guessed it. I like to post scripture that’s had an impact on me on Fridays. Sometimes, the scriptures I post on those days are in the Top All Time Favorite category. Other times, it’ll be a scripture I read during the week’s Bible reading that just really stuck out to me and made me think. (Shameless plug here, be sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to catch my #FavoriteFriday!)
Friend, I absolutely cannot tell you the number of times I have read through the book of Proverbs. I once heard someone refer to Proverbs as God’s Twitter timeline. If you tweet, you know exactly what I mean by that in regards to the 140 character limit. So, so much goodness and truth in Proverbs. But also, short and sweet.
A couple of weeks ago, I was doing another study of Proverbs. And that’s when Proverbs 24:10 jumped off the page and slapped me right in the face. I’m really surprised the imprint of the text isn’t visible on my face, y’all.
I’m really not sure why this particular scripture stuck with me that day. Maybe because at the time I was having a tough time processing something in my personal life? Maybe because there were many, many forecasts of dangerous hurricanes heading straight for parts of the world a few of my dear friends call home. I don’t know the reason, friend. But whatever the reason, I’ve been chewing on Proverbs 24:10 for weeks now.
I’ll be quite honest here. Proverbs 24:10 is pretty blunt and brutally honest. If I didn’t know better, with as blunt as this scripture is, I’d think Paul would have penned it. It’s basically telling us if we faint, we’re weak. And no one wants to be told they’re a weakling, right?
I don’t. And I have a slight feeling you don’t either.
But, friend, in our own selves, we are weak. We are helpless. And we are in desperate need of a Savior. If we depend on our own strength to get us through the trials and storms in life that we’ll surely face (if we’re not facing one already), it’s likely we’ll drown.
It is by God’s strength, grace, power, and mercy alone that we are able to do anything. It is His strength that we’re able to endure. It is by His strength that we’re able to stay afloat in the day of adversity.
Our own strength may very well be small and insignificant. But, Philippians 4:13 tells us we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.
And friend, our God’s strength is not small.