Let God Flex
Read: ISAIAH 51:7-9a
“Wake up, wake up, O Lord! Clothe yourself with strength! Flex your mighty right arm!” (v. 9, NLT).
Growing up, I was fascinated with fictional characters who had supernatural strength. I desperately wanted to activate this hidden strength within myself, yet I couldn’t even win an arm wrestling match.
However, as an adult I have now discovered the supernatural strength I was drawn to as a child. This strength is found not in my physical arm but rather in God’s. God’s right arm is symbolic of his omnipotence. Instead of being frustrated, I now allow my weaknesses to point me to God’s strength. His strength is made perfect in my weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). An impossible situation is an opportunity for God to flex his mighty right arm.
God, help me to see challenging circumstances as an opportunity to see your hand at work in a mighty way. AMEN.