The believer’s walk is not an easy path. There are rocks in the way, briars and overgrowth that all but choke out the hope that is within. Many faithful are victimized by challenges and the voice of the enemy every day.
Weakness can happen all of a sudden, without warning, and swirl you like the water near the opening of a drain. Who will share such a moment, such a faithless event? The pretense of strength prevents us from sharing the moments when we are overcome with a sense of weakness. We think, rather, that others will be helped and motivated if we share our strengths and victories.
Unfortunately, just the opposite may and does take place. Many are further discouraged by success stories because they use it as a measuring device and find that they do not measure up because they have fallen again. They become more isolated in their sense of failure. Little do they realize that behind someone’s stories of victories are the stories of weakness and failure.
It is these stories of weakness and failure that many believers need to hear. It is these stories that will encourage the greater number because they will then know what they are experiencing is a very normal and necessary part of the believer’s walk. They will know that what the world calls failure is a blessing for the believer. They will know that their strengths lie in their weaknesses.
“My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)