In my weakness, He is strong (2 Cor. 12:9).
I should boast in my weakness (2 Cor. 11:30).
He sympathizes with my weakness (Heb. 4:15).
These Gospel truths push back hard against my natural perfectionism. Everything within me wants to believe it can’t be so. Even though I constantly do more and try harder and run faster, especially as a mother, weakness always catches up with me.
That’s human. And Jesus knows I am human. “He remembers that we are dust” (Ps. 103:14).
But praise be to God–He does not leave us in the dust. On the other side of acknowledging our weakness is power!
“I will boast in my weakness, so that Christ’s power may reside in me” (2 Cor. 12:9).
“Sown in weakness, raised in power” (1 Cor. 15:43).
“God’s power is perfected in weakness” (2 Cor. 12:9).
“Jesus was crucified in weakness, but He lives in the power of God” (2 Cor. 13:1).
My weakness as a mother is not a place of shame. I am learning it is simply another area of my life where I must hide myself in Jesus in order that His power might be at work to bring God the most glory.
We have the treasure of the Gospel in simple jars of clay to show that this awesome power is from God and NOT FROM US (2 Cor. 4:7). It’s not me, friends. I’m not a foster supermom or a homeschool supermom or any kind of supermom. I’m a weak mom, just like you, desperate for a display of God’s power on a very ordinary Tuesday.