Let the Weak Say

Let the Weak Say

The average person talks to themselves thousands of times a day. According to one study, our self-talk clocks in at about 4000 words per minute.

For many, much of what they hear from themselves is negative: “Why can’t you do anything right? You’ll never succeed. You’ll never change. You don’t have a chance.”

These words reinforce what we believe about ourselves, and they influence the actions we take.

We find it far too easy to believe in the power of our weakness, and far too difficult to believe in the power of the God who promises to transform us into his likeness.

God spoke through Joel this simple phrase: “Let the weak say ‘I am strong.'” (Joel 3:10) He was referring to the day of battle, guaranteeing for his people a victory.

Every day is the day of battle for followers of Christ. We come face-to-face with temptation, discouragement, apathy, and failure — day in, day out. And in the midst of battle, God reminds us that victory is ours.

Therefore, let the weak say I am strong — for, just as David proclaimed when facing Goliath, “The battle is the Lord’s.” And he has promised us victory.

Today’s memo was updated from a previous post.