"Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and
infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ may rest upon me!"
( 2 Corinthians 12:9) (NIV)
"In my weakness is Your strength!"****
When people realize what I've lived through, they say, "You're so
strong!" It's just the opposite. It's when I give up my strength and
claim my weakness, the Lord's strength is manifested and perfected in
When I'm feeling sick, tired, in pain
weak, I claim when I breathe
out "In my weakness is Your strength!" As I try to focus on the Lord,
the thoughts that feed feelings of weakness fall away.
If I choose to focus on my weaknesses, I enhance them. I get into a
mind/body feedback loop. My thoughts and body's responses go in
circles. Emotions are the marriage of your thoughts and how they
manifest in your body. I break the mind/body feedback loop with
By claiming my weakness in God's strength, the impossible becomes
possible. My weak spots are where Satan can enter in, as well as the
Holy Spirit. I seal over my weak spots and bind Satan with God's
strength. I find protection by claiming God's strength on each
God's strength can be manifested in my illnesses, pain, fatigue,
divorce, fears, co-dependency
weakness! The Lord has more than
enough strength for my weakness. It's in my weakness, I'll be yielded
to the Lord's leading.
You're strong only when you accept yourself as a "human being" not
a "human doing." The sky is the limit when you realize it's in your
limits God can do His most miraculous work! When you focus on your
own strength and control, you limit the Lord.
****Breath Prayer- Take a scriptural promise, turn it into a seven
syllable affirmation give or take a few, in present tense and second
person, and say it on the perfect breath (in to a count of 3 out of a
count to a count of 6) as you breathe out.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kathleen S. Lewis, RN, MS, LPC, CMP: lived with
many rheumatic diseases for 29 years; is the author of CELEBRATE LIFE
NEW ATTITUDES FOR LIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS and PRAYER WITHOUT
BREATH PRAYERS; runs a counseling ministry by phone; is a
Stephen minister; has 2 sons and 3 magical grandchildren; resides in
Marietta, GA with LB, the best Peek-a-Poo ever; and knows "In my
weakness is Your strength." Check out http://www.letscelebratelife.com