The Weak are Made Strong
I’ve got fun news to share! I’ve started writing a new book. I’ll be mentioning more about it in the weeks to come. Until then, would you pray with me about it. Pray for God to impart the wisdom He wants me to share. I also need His wisdom on navigating all the details of self-publishing. Thank you for making this journey with me and for your prayers.
Do you feel strong today? Are you tired of feeling weak, maybe even stuck in a cycle of having the energy and drive to make progress only to experience another setback?
This cycle can be so discouraging! It can lead to hopelessness, despair and sometimes even self-destructive behavior.
Most of my life I have experienced some sort of nagging physical illnesses. You know the frustrating kind that seem to have no cause or explanation. At times I’ve been overmedicated for depression and anxiety because one medication causes symptoms that are supposedly fixed by others. I’ve had allergy, digestion and hormone problems that have sometimes improved with treatment, but never disappeared. I’ve battled fibromyalgia. I’ve been called fragile and a hypochondriac. My conversations have been about what was wrong with me. My personal identity became one of weakness.
I caught a nasty virus a few days before Christmas. I missed all the festivities and just as I began to rally a bit, I relapsed. As I prepared to go to the doctor for shots, I prayed asking the Lord to help me think in an orderly fashion. This has been an ongoing problem for me as well. I felt the Lord respond, “You need Law and Order.” I wasn’t sure what it meant but I said “Yes, Lord! I want Your Law and Order.
Later that day, God showed me that breakthrough was coming. Meanwhile my friends were praying for me to be well. One of them asked the Lord what was specifically attacking my health. The answer was a specific spirit whose job is to make you weak and steal your ability to keep your vows to God.
As I pondered what that meant, I realized the Lord had been highlighting Bible verses that reveal Him as the One who gives strength. This was my breakthrough! My identity suddenly became “the one who relies on God for strength.” I started studying and praying the Bible verses that mention God giving strength. I can’t describe to you the hope I began to experience. I knew that God was calling me to press in. I wasn’t to pray about this once. I had to renew my mind so that my foundational thinking was completely transformed. I had to swing my sword by praying His Word.
Here are a few of the verses and excerpts of the prayers I began to speak out loud to the Lord.
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16
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About Jennifer O. White
I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.