When troubles surface in our lives, when we are faced with trials, what is the first thing that most of us try to do? We try to solve the problem in our own strength. But, in our most difficult circumstances, our strength is just not enough to overcome the difficulties we are facing. As a result, our troubles continue and our trials still face us.
What we really need in those times of trial and tribulation is the grace of God. The reason for this is simple. God’s power works best in our weakness, when we step out of the way and let Him take over. So, the best solution for us is to step aside, look to God and let his power work in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). At His weakest, God’s strength far surpasses our human strength (1 Corinthians 1:25). His ways and His thoughts are far higher than our human thoughts (Isaiah 55:9).
So, the true solution to dealing with our troubles is to let God be God. He is able to do so much more than we could ever ask or even imagine (Ephesians 3:20). We must let ourselves be weak, and even take pleasure in our weakness. When we allow ourselves to be weak and let God take over, it is then that we are truly strong. And that strength, which is the strength of God, is something to brag about!