So, do you believe you are strong? Some might rethink the fact they’re strong, as it is an illusion. I’m here to say we are strong, but that is, in ourselves; we won’t always be. There’s always a time where we are at our vulnerable—weak times, and we realize we aren’t that strong like we said before that feeling. But even in those times, we are strong. We have the strength to pull through challenging obstacles and difficult decisions that are put in our way. By God, nothing is impossible nor able to be deemed weak if we come to the Lord, for whenever we are tired, there is strength given. There is one thing to keep in mind: we often think back on falling or being knocked down. We can be knocked down once, twice, even thrice—over and over, but we will rise more times than all the times we’ve fallen. We will rise like a strong tower.
In the Scriptures, it declares to us a fact.
“The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked” Proverbs 24:16 (NLT).
It is proof that we will fall but surely rise. If we do fall, that won’t make us a failure, just when we decide to say down will. Put your armor on, clothe yourself with it, and rejoice in the Lord daily. Spiritually, we need to be guarded. We serve a mighty and jealous God that His power after we have fallen many times will prevail. The goodness of God will let us prevail over anything. The oppression will melt at the shine of His glory and the power of His grace. He is going to give that victory to us because He loves us and is for us.
Don’t let yourself believe the fallacy that you aren’t strong. You most certainly are, you have to tap into and accept there are times we are weak, and the devil will take advantage of it. Great worship to the Lord and knowledge of the scriptures will ensure the cannon be aimed back towards the evil one. We must learn to rest when we become weak. The Lord has prescribed rest is a blessing. The opposite of rest is when the devil wants you to become restless to transform yourself into a repetitive cycle that is hard to get out of. Rest is not a selfish thing by any means.
I leave to you whenever you enter in the weakness. You are strong in the Lord and know you may rest. In the stillness is when we become restful. In addition, when we are in the stillness—He draws to you as you drew to Him.
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 (NKJV).
“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT).
“But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one” 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NLT).