When I am weak, I am strong.

When I can’t walk, I feel like a FAILURE.  I feel I can’t physically do all I usually can do just fine—I feel like my body is making up an excuse for a cop-out.

When I can’t walk, I feel HELPLESS.  I need people to help me do what I SHOULD be able to do.  I am so thankful for friends who help me.

When I can’t walk, I feel like GIVING UP on everything else, too.  I ignore invisible weakness, and push through other things unseen—but when I am having troubles walking on my own…I’ve reached a bad point.

When I can’t walk, I feel TRAPPED.  Sometimes, I DO have energy, but I can’t do anything about it.  What can I do when weakness of my body restricts me?

When I can’t walk, I feel EMBARASSED.  I’m such a slow walker, trying so hard to lift up my foot enough so I don’t trip on it, and take a step.  The more I can’t, the slower I move.

When I can’t walk, I sometimes FORGET about the Lord, who is lifting me up every moment.  I forget that I’m alive and can have hope for a better future despite this disease.

When I can’t walk, my weakness is VISIBLE.  In my weakness, Christ’s power is made perfect, and I am strong in Him.  FOR WHEN I AM WEAK, I AM STRONG.  Do you see Christ’s power in me?  If not, maybe it’s okay when I can’t walk well, so that His power may shine through me!

Anna 🙂

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8 thoughts on “When I am weak, I am strong.

  1. Anna, I think you are a wonderful person who has had to overcome some very difficult challenges! It honestly doesn’t matter how you walk as long as you are walking with Christ and I definitely see that in you. You are always so happy and so nice to everyone and I have never seen you let your physical challenges get the best of you.
    Keep smiling and loving Christ the way you are!

    1. Thank you and you’re welcome! I don’t always notice when I shine Christ’s light into the world, and am always SO encouraged to hear people tell me I am!

  2. Anna, your blog goes right in line with the verses in James 1 that I have been memorizing and pondering: “Consider it pure joy, by brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Also verse 12: Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those that love Him.
    You are an inspiration to many, Anna.

    1. The scriptures talk so much about going through trials, and it’s a lot easier said than done. I don’t know how I would be able to do anything without Christ getting me through. Thank you so much for sharing the James 1 passage, Sheryl! I finished 2 Corinthians recently and it’s been on my mind like crazy, especially chapter 12. Thank you for the words of encouragement and affirmation!

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