Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Antidote for Weakness

Think of the weaknesses that you have:  the flaws, the failures—especially the ongoing ones—and the ugly things done to you that have caused you to attempt a projected strength, making you hide on the inside untouched in weakness. 

Jesus is the antidote for weakness because He takes the hate out of it; He takes the poison and uselessness out of it because He shows up in it.  If we’ll turn to Him on the inside and listen, even just a little bit, then we will notice that He jumps on the stage inside of us and says, “Here I am!  I am the one for this, and I am with you.  I find no fault with you!  Have you forgotten that I am easy to be with and gentle with you? I’m not ever here to put burdens upon you; I’m here to remove them!  Always.  I am and will always be all about security and rest with you.  You can count on it.”

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

That’s how it is with Jesus on the inside.  We’re not empty.  We’re not helpless.  We have Him, and He is the antidote for weakness.

(For much more about the “benefits” found through weakness, see Chapter 13 in my book (God’s Astounding Opinion of You), “The End of Pretending” – Receiving Frustration’s Gift to You.)

(This is a transcript of yesterday’s video, “The Antidote for Weakness,” and is for those who might rather read than watch.  To see the video, scroll down this page, or click

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