But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9
The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis, is a fictitious diary of scolding letters from a mature demon (Uncle Screwtape) to his young nephew (Wormwood). It is Wormwood’s job to keep a recent convert to Christianity from being productive for Christ (the Enemy). Here is an excerpt: “My dear Wormwood,…Finally, emphasize her weaknesses so repeatedly that she begins to believe that she is unimportant to the Enemy. Her works will no longer be motivated by faith, but by a dislike for herself…so she will grow weary and give up altogether.”
The real enemy (Satan) uses every trick in the book to deter us from complete dependency on Christ. Therefore, we acknowledge our weakness – so it can’t be used against us – and strengthen our faith for His service. When we are weak – He is strong.
Sue Breland, Worship for One ©