In your strength,
I find strength.
In your grace,
I find healing
Today’s Scriptures: Isaiah 40:14, 27-31; 2 Corinthians 12:9
Do you ever feel so weak in your prayer life? You try to pray but you just end up tired and left with the wonder of why you cannot seem to bring yourself to pray? Yes, it happens. And the devil is well aware that prayer is one of the ways you can exercise your spiritual authority, so he does his best to attack our prayer lives, and to prevent us from praying. But the good news is that God has a solution, as always!
First, in Isaiah 40:29, we understand that God gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Then in 2 Corinthians 12:9, we see that strength works best in weakness and that God’s grace is all we need.
Achieving a constantly fired up prayer life is not something we can do all by ourselves. The strength of Jesus is shown effective when we are weak and acknowledge our weakness. The biggest mistake we can make is to present ourselves as though all things are perfect, even before God, when in reality they are not. Paul proclaims that he boasts in his weaknesses. Why? Because he also realizes that when we acknowledge our limitations, we are able to ask God to be strong in those weaknesses or limitations. This is what I do when I feel a weight of weakness in my prayer life. I have a heart talk with God, telling Him how I feel about my current situation, and I ask Him to be God in that situation.
This applies not just to our prayer lives, but to every other area of our lives.
Action Point: Identify all of the limitations in your life and acknowledge them. Then, ask God to be strong in those weaknesses and thank Him for His ever sufficient grace.