Being Brave in Our Weaknesses
By Sarah Liberty Hardee
God's Brave Women - Sarah's Story
Sometimes after a long day of playing, the kids lay their heads on their pillows and fall asleep instantly. Tonight that was not the case. They were resisting bedtime and younger one was literally kicking and screaming. I sat on the floor, wishing my husband were home to help me. Some days being a ministry wife and stay-at-home mom feels incredibly lonely, and I find myself in a place of weariness… a place where I truly need some kind of power and self-discipline.
Often, because of our sin nature, we tend to look inward at ourselves for the help we need. And when we don’t like what we see, we can feel like God has failed us. We can feel anxious and ashamed. We can feel hopeless.
But Scripture offers us a true source of hope and power for every circumstance.
1 Corinthians 2:1-5 says, “And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”
I once heard in a sermon that pride is described as believing in your power more than you believe in God’s. Isn’t that poignant?