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Weekly Devotionals

In Our Weakness

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  –2 Corinthians 12:9

I have recently entered into a new season in life. For the first time in over a decade and a half I am not working full time from Monday to Friday. This is because Grace, my wife, went back to work for the first time in 3 years. This meant that I was entering into a role in this season that I apparently did not fully realize that I was not prepared for: a stay-at-home parent.

To be honest, I was excited for this new season as I envisioned spending more time with Abby, my daughter, and doing more housework as I viewed myself as a pretty efficient homemaker.

However, almost immediately, I found out that I was inadequate in so many ways.

It has been about 3 months in and already there were many moments where my patience was tested and I became very irritated and frustrated at myself for not being able to be calm and effective.

All in all, one of the many things I’m learning is that God is gracious.

Despite my moments of much weakness where I am questioning my ability, patience, and identity as a parent, God reminds me daily that I am to lean on him for all things for he is the one who strengthens me especially in my weakness.

I am not close to feeling fully comfortable taking care of Abby alone and feel as though I am completing the housework at a bare minimum level, but God reminds me on a daily basis that I am not to find my identity and comfort in how well I complete my tasks each day, but to be okay in this season as I learn to find rest in Him especially in my weakness.

I assume that some of you are in a similar position as me where you find yourself in a season of adjusting to new roles and responsibilities. You, too, perhaps were excited for the new season but things may not be going as planned. If this is you, I pray that you find yourself turning to the Lord and be ing comforted in knowing that in your weakness God will strengthen you. In your moments of weakness, God offers you rest.

On the other hand, maybe it is not you who are in a new season but someone you know. If that’s the case, I invite you to go to that person and encourage them. Let them know that God offers power and rest to those who are weak.