When I’m Weak


Gitz was a consistent help to me during some very difficult days in my life (Sept ’08 – Nov ’09).  Her comments spoke truth, but most especially, her posts taught me how to praise through suffering.  She reached out and spoke beautiful, uplifting, encouraging words to me.  I am so thankful she will be able to see The Love of Her Life soon…

A link to Sara’s post, At Peace, is at the end of this post.

When I’m Weak
Original post published January 9, 2009:

It’s an overcast morning.  I must get to the doctor today.  I was out all day yesterday helping a wonderful friend.  But as is usual for me, too much activity one day causes much fatigue the next.  I would like to stay in the comfort of my home, but…

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 
~Philippians 4:13

True?  True.

Somedays it feels impossible to move.  Somedays I’m not sure how I’ll get through.  Somedays I need my pillow and blanket to feel the warmth, to bring comfort to my stiff, aching body.

Today is someday.

I’m asking for His strength.  When I am weak, He has promised to be strong.

“My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me. 
~2 Corinthians 12:9

Heavenly Father, help me get up.  I need Your help to move.  You have been my source of strength for many years.  I know You are the One who gives me breath.  You sustain me.  I need more of Your sustenance today.  I will boast in my weakness for I know it is Your power that gives me strength.  Thank you, Father.

An encouragement for me this day: At Peace by Gitzen Girl

16 responses »

  1. I know this isn’t much consolation, but that has happened to me on “doctor days” when I’ve almost canceled but have found those are the BEST days to go to the doctor. Because they not only hear from you how you are on your bad days, but they see for themselves and hopefully process it better.

    Wrapping you up in a blanket of prayer today, friend.

  2. Hey, Gitz. It was good for her to see, she’s chosen to get some more specialists to try and track this thing down. I guess that’s a good thing. Love that blanket of prayer, thank you.

  3. It is rough on those “day after” days. I’m glad you made it through your appointment, and she is looking into some more ideas.

  4. Me too, Heidi. I know you understand my struggles. Somedays are much harder than others. It actually turned out to be a very good day, lots of opportunities for change. I like change. 😉

  5. Michelle just make sure you feel the blanket of His love. It is warm and comforting. It will provide you strength when you have none of your own.

    Peace and love sis.

  6. I’m feeling His comfort more than I ever have, Carl. It’s amazing. I have no doubt of His love for me — it’s the best warmth available. Thanks.

    Heidi, I think liking change is the first rule to being a good teacher. Don’tcha think?

  7. Perhaps that is true. I know that to be a good teacher (facilitator) flexibility is a must, so if we get upset over change, we certainly wouldn’t be flexible.

  8. “when I am weak, unable to speak, still I can call HIM by name..saviour, shepherd, my redeemer, Father and friend..and HE says “I AM’….this is one of my favorite songs by Nichole Nordeman, woven and spun…and when I am weak..it always comes to mind…love you lots, and hope you get to rest now, and that HE gives you an extra sweet sense of HIS presence.

  9. Thank you, Darla. It ended up being a rather exciting day, and yes, I am still feeling weak. But you know, with all that’s happened the past two days, I’m amazed at His strength supporting me. Love you!!! 😉

  10. I taught elementary special education, and then I taught 4th grade.

    You had to learn to be flexible, then…I taught 6th and 3rd. Whew…!

  11. Thank you, sweet Michelle, for re-posting this and teaching us about boasting in our weakness. I didn’t know Sara or follow her blog, so today has been my first introduction to her. And I’m crying. What a beautiful, beautiful treasure she is. Jesus sure is strong in her.
    God bless you, amazing lady, and touch you in tender loving ways today.

  12. Hey, Debbie…I spent quite a bit of time today rereading her comments to me. I’m amazed at the way she loved. I only knew her through blogging, but as you know, in this online world hearts can be deeply shared and relationships can happen that affect our lives forever. Gitz was one who affected me. My blog has lost much of the interaction it once had, and I kind of see the time when Sara was around as the “glory days” with a great online community. So yeah…I’m crying too. Jesus is so strong in her and she gets to see Him…soon! Oh, what a blessing she was to me…and what an inheritance she will receive!

    (I’m mailing your cards out tmw. I’m so sorry for the delay…an explanation will accompany the package. Thank you, Debbie. 🙂 )

  13. No worries about the cards! I mostly just wanted to support you in some way and thought that was such a great idea on your part. 🙂

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