Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Quote for Healing.  Admitting you feel weak is actually a sign of strength.

     The book I'm reading points out that 'at some point you must decide if you want to impress people or influence people.'  So often we just want to show others our strengths, because to show our weaknesses would also show our vulnerabilities.  The truth is when you are weak, you are spiritually stronger.
     'Whenever you feel weak, God is reminding you to depend on Him.'  We often wrestle with God, like Jacob, and try to manipulate things into our way with our strength.  'God touched Jacob’s strength (the thigh muscle is the strongest in the body) and turned it into a weakness. From that day forward, Jacob walked with a limp so he could never run away again. It forced him to lean on God whether he liked it or not. If you want God to bless you and use you greatly, you must be willing to walk with a limp the rest of your life, because God uses weak people.'
     When Gloria suggested that I write a blog that shared my struggles with others, I must admit that my pride didn't want to be that open and honest.  When you share your weaknesses, you do risk rejection.  It's not comfortable to be so transparent, but I've found it to be a blessing and helped me to be more confident of who God made me to be.
    My reading says.....Admit your weaknesses, Be content with your weaknesses, Honestly share your weaknesses, and Glory in your weaknesses.
    Paul said, “I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me. Since I know it is all for Christ’s good, I am quite content with my weaknesses.'
    May we all let pride step aside and let others see the strength of God in our weakest moments.


  1. Thanks, Angie, for being so transparent and exhibiting how God strengthens you through your weaknesses when you don't let pride get in the way. A wonderful, encouraging Blog--I am SO thankful for your trust in the Lord and your words of witnessing or encouragement. Mom

  2. Somehow I can't see your weaknesses. You are the strongest person I know. I thank God for every second that I have known you, and for your great influence in my life. Indeed, HIs power is made great in your weakness. What an example He has given us in you, Angie. (And don't let this go to your head! ;0)

  3. Ditto, Gloria! So thankful you acted on her suggestion and therefore BLESSED us with your wonderful blog posts every day. For I am weak, but He is strong.....so true for all of us....and not just physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. Praying He continues to be every so strong through my weakness, that His amazing strength may be revealed to others. Love you, T.

  4. May we all be as strong and transparent as you. You are the strongest person I know. Love Dad

  5. Angie, thanks so much for this timely reminder. I love you, dear one. Have a wonderful, blessed day. grace

  6. I'm so glad that God realizes my weaknesses and doesn't love me any less because of them.
    debbie d.

  7. That is SO true. I know I feel much more of a kindred with people who are transparent. I'm even more comfortable with mysel when I am transparent. We all have weaknesses and struggles. If we work so hard at hiding them, how can we share one another's burdens?