HOUSTON, TEXAS, WHEN WE ARE MADE WEAK, WE ARE STRONG!

Sitting here at my home located in one of the outer suburbs of Houston, Texas, I am watching the rain saturate the land which is already overflowing with water.  Worried? No, I serve a mighty God, and Harvey is only a moment in time.  

For even in our weakness, He can make us strong! And I believe this statement with everything that is inside of me.

Today while reading my bible, one of my bible verses was 2 Corinthians 9-11.  I will take it back a couple of verses to give you a little more insight. 2 Corinthians 7 -11 and this is the Apostle Paul speaking.

“To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.  Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 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 weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Sometimes being strong in the midst of a hurricane, or a storm in our lives, can be very difficult  Our human nature wants to whine about the inconveniences and be angry over the loss of our material possessions.  But if for one moment we were to pause and just be grateful for our lives. Then realize that we have been granted another day to try to live up to our God-given potential, our perspective could be different.

We can be the hope for others among the ruins of their lives! We can be the beacon of light shining through the darkness. We can be the imperfect who reflect God’s perfection! And that is what we are seeing now with Houston, Texas.

Houston, Texas is the lighthouse, whose beacon is circling the city of Houston and its outer suburbs. Bravely shining light into the darkness of the destruction, devastation, and hopelessness trying to invade our city. And, instead of allowing the darkness to envelope us, we are pushing back with our army of friends, families, neighbors, and strangers. All coming together to rescue, feed, clothe and love on one another!

Yes, in our weakness, we have seen our strength!

Of course, leading this army is our band of angels! First Responders, Firefighters, Medical Personnel, Police, City Management, and our hometown news station KPRC and KHOU, charging head-first into the chaos from the very beginning. They are being joined with their brothers and sisters from other states, along with the Coast Guard and National Guard.  And if you can’t see their wings, it is because they are carefully tucked in, so the wings won’t hamper the job they have to do!

Yes, in our weakness, we have seen our strength!

In the weeks and months to come, recovery will be painful, the work will seem never-ending, and there will be people who will try to snuff out the light and steal all of our hope. Don’t let them!  Because we know that…

“When we are weak, we are strong!”

God Bless Everyone!