Daily Delight

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Little ones to Him belong; They are weak, but He is strong.” As a girl, I thought this Sunday School song was expressly for children. Of course five-year-olds would be weak compared to grown adults. As a woman, I feel that "Jesus Loves Me" is now more applicable than ever. 

You see, my flesh thinks the title ‘Wonder Woman’ is actually attainable. Surely I can do all the things, and then some. I can be the most loving wife, the best mom, the most put-together housekeeper, the most accomplished business woman. I think I have the  physical, emotional, and mental reserves to fuel an army. But...I...don’t. 

I am broken. I am weak. I am worn. I am more like that fragile five-year-old than my pride cares to admit. 

Then, Jesus speaks into my weakness.

[He] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me," (2 Corinthians 12:9, ESV). Christ is only exalted when we rid ourselves of any notion that we have a slight advantage in and of ourselves. 

The very ability you have to read these words, and I to write them, was granted by the Lord. He is the very Wellspring of life. And because Jesus Christ grants all ability, He gets all the glory. Which is as it should be. And when we acknowledge Christ as our strength, the pressure is off. No longer do we have to muster up enough courage or gumption or can-do. We walk forward knowing that His grace is sufficient, that our weakness makes Christ look all the more radiant as He works through us - because His might is on display and not our own. 

Yes, Jesus loves me.

{photo: @hannahrosebrasseur}

About the Author

Victoria Wilson≫ ≫ Victoria is the wife to Ben, mom to Carson and Nora, and restless until she finds her rest in Christ. Her daily work may look a bit varied - SAHM, blogger, virtual assistant, and birth doula - but she finds each role is tied together by a common thread of encouraging and nurturing others. Victoria enjoys perfect lattes, long walks with good friends, and Nutella - lots and lots of Nutella. The best place to keep in touch with Victoria is here.


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