4/25/09

Is weakness JUST weakness?




With any... illness,handicap,addiction,pain, etc...are they just a weakness-we were punished with? Or is there something more??

I have gone thru so much first off searching for Jesus. But never knew who to pray to about illness or weakness. When I got pregnant-it just got worse...and anger in me arose...I shut out so much of the world. I was hurt-and felt like no one would listen, care or understand. Epilepsy was controlled one minute-pregnancy thru it for a loop. Not knowing Jesus-or how to pray-my heart just hardened...there still had to be more of a purpose-are we all just created to roll dice-and every single one of us being hit with some weakness, trying times? We have to understand there IS MORE TO IT.

I have this epilepsy support group. There are several who know the Lord, Jesus Christ-me being one of them. A couple walking close knowing there is a purpose for everything-weakness, with faith in Him-brings strength-and ability to share all you have gone thru-and He got you thru-with others-weak in faith, or lacking it all together. These aren't punishments in our walk-I am so glad it all happened the way it did with me-as for it keeps me strong in my faith in Jesus Christ-as He opens new roads of healing every day for me. It has given me this gift and love to help others who are run down in faith-or don't have any-and are hurting-to stay strong...God has an amazing reasons behind everything...one way or another-He will get people (like He got me in 2003) to run to Him. He will also get those weak in faith-to look at all He has given them-as a gift-to help others find Him-and strengthen their faith with similar issues. You can take what you have and totally use it for His glory-instead of dwelling. Not to focus on your own weakness-just use it to help others with theirs see-that God has so many gifts out there for each of us-and they aren't to be revoked by an illness-any weakness. They are to be glorified thru those-showing that doesn't hold us back-just makes us love Him more!!

My friend, Jeanie has so many gifts. She has epilepsy. She also has Cerebral Palsy. She goes to my epilepsy support group-and when she speaks-says awesome words! But gets so nervous that what she might say is wrong-or people think she is just down right weird. These are the ones that my heart so goes out to. She has so many gifts-and I can see how blessed she is by Christ. She is very depressed right now-fearful to "bother" people to be her friend or support. I am one that is never bothered-and pray no one else is-we all have lives-but there are a lot of things we can set aside for people in dire need of support to help see-they aren't alone, they are loved by Christ, and have been given a gift to share His Word to others thru no set backs-except what Satan makes you think you have. This girl's seizures are controlled-AMEN-and she can drive so well with having CP. I wouldn't know what I'd be like...she is gifted!!

It isn't about our outside...it is about our inside-and our faith in Him that gives us faith in our illness-that it isn't a set back...just a gift we can help so many others with!! I am praying daily for Jeanie....so many tears-but when she talks and laughs-you see the Lord's face thru her! His love is there-just needs to keep growing and glowing-thru any obstacle!

Both my daughter and I have epilepsy together-I have quite a few more medical issues- and a third brain surgery on the horizon...but Christ works thru us-with so much love! Gives us both strength thru it all....you should see this child...she amazes ME!!

Weakness is not just a weakness to take in and deal with....it is a gift that thru Jesus-gives us strength!! Never forget that. Even on the hardest days-rest in His arms-pray to Him...and He will tell you your next step, in how to use it for His glory....until one day-He has used it thru you so well-it is His time to heal it.


God bless you all....


In His Love,


Hetty



Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to those who are tired and weary. No one can measure the depths of His understanding.


Matthew 5:3 "God blesses those who realize their need for Him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is given to them."


2 Corinthians 12:8-9 Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time He said, "My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work thru me.


Philippians 1:29 For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting Christ but also the privilege of suffering for Him.


1 Peter 4:19 So if you are suffering according to God's will, keep on doing what is right, and trust yourself to the God who made you, for He will never fail you!

3 comments:

Christian Siebens said...

We all have weakness in our lives. As Hetty states, we must look at our weakness in a new light. God does not make mistakes..we are his chosen creation. He made us to serve His purpose and for our benefit...

Strive to use your weakness for Him. Discover the purpose He has for your life. Live a life of transparency so others will learn to glorify God thru in their own lives. This is a true sign of spiritual maturity.

Hetty..What an honor it is to be your husband and stand with you as we make our weaknesses our strengths..

To God be the glory..and may His will be done, thru us, here on earth.

hiswill4me said...

And I thank Jesus for you everyday sweetie...one so patient with all the stuff I have gone thru...but learned over time-to turn it all for His Glory-help others thru it all! Best feeling! I love you Christian!

Surrender40 said...

Heather,

This is to absolutely let you know that your words, your thoughts, your struggles, and your heart, are very much appreciated by Trachena and I. We both thank Jesus for you everyday, and you and Christian are one of the more uplifting parts of our walk with Him. Praise God for your courage and faith!

In His Love,

Steve & Trachena Muchnick