Daily Reflections

A Divine Invitation

August 27, 2023 Colleen Chao

If anyone serves, let it be from the strength God provides, so that God may be glorified through Jesus Christ in everything. —1 Peter 4:11

Our weakness is a divine invitation to experience God’s strength. Our failure is a beautiful opportunity to return to His gospel.

And when we return to His gospel—to the cross and the empty tomb—we point others to Jesus, not ourselves.

Let me give you an example. My motherhood is pockmarked with shortcomings and failure. I’m often impatient. I prioritize tasks over time with my son. I grumble about constant messes, needs, and interruptions. But whenever I mutter even the simplest prayer (“Help!”), God always shows up. He gives me wisdom right when I need it. He gives me endurance to weather the hardest weeks. He gives me humility to ask for forgiveness when I fail.

My weaknesses aren’t going away. But the difference is I know and love Jesus better now than I did twenty years ago. I’ve tested and tried Him and found Him true. He is who He says He is. He does what He promises to do. He is faithful.

Make it Personal

How have you experienced God’s strength through times of weakness?