Sometimes the road ahead looms long in front of me…and though I am celebrating the good that has come my way, I still feel like a marathon runner, on mile 23, facing an uphill I’m not sure I’m ready for.

Are you ever painfully aware of your weakness?


There are times when I look at the road ahead, and I recognise it’s the kind of road that can only be travelled one step at a time, one day at a time. Whether it’s the long road of parenthood, or the short uphill of a big move, being, by nature more of a sprinter, I struggle, wanting to hurry up and cross the finish line. But keeping a healthy pace is the only way to make it. When I think about it, I’m more aware than ever, only by the grace of God can I make it through.

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. {2 Cor. 2:9}

That is, the mystery which has been hidden from the {past} ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. {Col. 1:26-27}

Be encouraged if you’re not “feeling strong” today. To walk this road, you don’t have to be.