He was hanging on for dear life. I could see the pounding of his heart. His chest heaved with rapid breaths, the adrenaline rushing through his body. There was fear in his eyes.
I daresay he was the bravest lizard I’ve ever met. That is, if a person can “meet” a lizard that happens to be hanging onto their car window. I believe he knew that at about 50 miles per hour, the G-forces would cause him to meet his demise. He was on the roller coaster ride of his life. He was brave!
Mr. Lizard hung on when the going got tough and his success was doubtful. He held on even when his little hands (feet?) became weak. He was brave in the face of uncertainty and chaos.
Braver still is when he realized he couldn’t keep going. He was tired, he was weak. He couldn’t save himself. That’s when he tumbled and flew off the car window. I’m not sure where he landed or what condition he was in.
Sometimes true bravery is in admitting our weakness, and in letting go. It may feel like we are free falling, out of control, onto the hard concrete of our circumstances. But we are not, because we have this hope in us: Christ Jesus. We can free fall right into His powerful arms. His grace is all we need. His power shines through our weakness.
When the diagnosis comes…
When your problem seems too big…
When you think you’re alone…
When you’re tired and weak…
Call on Jesus. Rest in His grace and power. Know that He is stronger than all our mess.
Ultimately, to be brave is to face trials with our weaknesses exposed for all to see. Because when we are weak, then His power is evident in us.
But the Lord said, “My grace is all you need. Only when you are weak can everything be done completely by my power.” So I will gladly boast about my weaknesses. Then Christ’s power can stay in me. Yes, I am glad to have weaknesses if they are for Christ. I am glad to be insulted and have hard times. I am glad when I am persecuted and have problems, because it is when I am weak that I am really strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-11(ERV)
It takes a brave woman to be weak…to continue sloughing through the muck and mire called life on earth…to run this earthly race with endurance. It takes a brave woman to allow her weakness to show. But…when we are weak, then we are strong in Him!
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