Daily Reflections: A Daily Digital Devotional

Strive to Be Weak

September 15, 2023 Laura Booz

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness.” —2 Corinthians 12:9

When I was born, my parents named me Laura, which means “victory.” And my middle name means “Christian.” You’d think this dynamic duo—victory + Jesus—would result in an amazingly strong Christian. But as it turns out, something else happened entirely.

The work Jesus has been doing in my heart is diametrically opposed to strength and success. He has been breaking my heart over cruelty and tuning my ear to injustice. He has been teaching me the beauty of humility, the necessity of limitations, the peace of a quiet life.

Admittedly, He has allowed some hard breaks to draw my attention to my own pride, self-reliance, and guardedness. On top of that, He keeps bringing me to vistas in Scripture that elevate God so high it takes my breath away and shows me how very small I am, indeed.

It seems as if Jesus doesn’t want us to be “strong Christians.” Instead, He wants us to be people who acknowledge our finite humanity and wholly rely on Him.
"Are You Content to Be Small?" (ReviveOurHearts.com/blog)

Scripture is taken from the CSB.

Make it Personal

How have your weaknesses and limitations forced you to rely more on God?