Turn around and face the wind.
Let the weak say I am strong
There is much in the natural world that flies in opposition with that of the Kingdom of God.
I think that right now some of us may be feeling a bit low and wearied by the battle ongoing in our lives and as individuals.
It is time to remind ourselves that God often calls us to turn it around to the opposite.
To actually declare the very opposite of how we are or feel.
If we are feeling weak to know that in God we are strong.
When we feel unloved to listen to God say “you are loved.”
When we feel weak in emotions listen to God saying “you are strong.“
When we feel as if we are falling short in anything to listen to God saying “ you are held.“
When we feel like we don’t belong to listen to God say “you are mine”
To remind ourselves He is strong, the champion, the victor, the mighty one and we are His.
We can in that place be stripped back of all that is fake and unauthentic.
We can drop the facades, the masks, the pretence We can drop the baggage that makes us feel rejection and shame.
We can lay everything at His feet.
God rescues us supernaturally there is nothing impossible.
Going forwards we know we are not abandoned, there is power, purpose and freedom.
We can get to where we should be.
To use a sailing image it is easy to set your sails to allow the wind to fill them and push us forwards but it is also possible to face the wind head on and by zigzag tacking to actually accelerate reaching the destination headed for.
It seems the opposite to what is in the natural possible but in reality can be achieved.
We have a good God and even if it seems He is calling us to face the wind He will provide the strength and the means to do it.
Believe what God says of you.
The illustration depicts the time bomb which is within each of us in periods of aloneness, self doubt and lack of worth.
The place of isolation, dark thoughts and brokenness.
The transformation of beauty within as we listen to who God says we are.
Our true identity in Christ.
The three scriptures that come to mind:
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
“Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.”Joel 3:10 KJV
“ And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?””Esther 4:14 ESV
The song from Lauren Daigle. You Say https://youtu.be/sIaT8Jl2zpI