Where am I weak? Where in my life do I need God to be mighty? I love the image of God going before me into battle. He is fighting with me, for me. Jesus is mighty in battle; He is strong when I am weak. He is more than enough for me.
Jesus never promises that my life will be ‘hunky dory’. But He does promise to be mighty, to deliver me, to be my protector and provider in times of trouble. In the book of John, He says “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” He is warning me. There will be hard, messy, rough days. There will be days with battles too big for me. But He will fight for me. And He has already won.
Jesus, thank You that You are mighty. I am sorry that some days I live as if the battle before me is too much for me, and that I have to fight it alone. You are mighty in my battles. I want to let You fight for me. I give You control. I need you to overcome all the things I cannot. I need you to come through for me. Help me live as one who is victorious, not as one who is defeated.
Diving In is our online mid-week devotional. It jumps into the message from Sunday and takes you a little deeper. Take a moment to slow down from your busy day, and hear from the Holy Spirit. We re-post every Wednesday. You can follow along by clicking the +Follow button in the bottom-right corner of your screen. Diving In is written by Erika Thornton (Pastor Jonathan’s wife). Erika loves helping other people experience who they are in Christ and helping them pursue His plans for them. In her free time she loves playing with her five kids and painting.