“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9, NLT
When we are at our weakest, God is at His strongest. His grace is truly made perfect in our weakness. On many occasions, I’ve gone into my prayer closet feeling drained and completely burdened down with cares—whether my own or others. I crawl in like someone in a desert, crying, “Water. I need…water.” I go to the well of Salvation that never runs dry.
Life will drain you. People will drain you. Situations will drain you, and if you are not replenished, you will give out and be of no use to anyone. We’re most effective when we’re strengthened and re-energized by the Lord. Many times we’re easily offended because we’re tired. Most things that would normally get to you won’t bother you much if you let God strengthen you in His presence. We fall into temptation when we’re drained. It is vital that you go to God, not to pray for others, but sometimes to pray for YOU. To lay hands on your head and say “Lord, strengthen me!”
God is faithful to do what He’s promised and whether you initially feel stronger or not doesn’t matter. Go in by faith and receive by faith. You can trust that He will infuse His strength and power into you because He promised to supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Prayer: Lord, I need you. Yes, I desperately need you to strengthen me. I humble myself right now and give you my life. I lay it all at your feet asking you to strengthen me Lord according to your word. You are the Vine, and I am the branch. I draw everything I need from you. You are my strength, and I love You and thank You for answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.