There are days when I feel useless, and that my value is in what I can accomplish. This is a natural feeling, in a way. We live and work in a world where if you don’t work, you may not have the things you need to live on, or you’re a leech on your friends or family who are working harder to pull your weight.
“For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” — II Thessalonians 3:10 NKJV
There are days I can’t accomplish the things I need to, whether the things that I need to do to meet my own responsibilities or the things I need to do for other people. I feel like I’m always letting people down.
“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” — 2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV
Sometimes the hardest thing to remember and keep in my mind is the very lesson chronic health issues have brought home to me over and over again. My weakness, my infirmities, are there to bring glory to God. If I trust in God, pray to Him, and rely on His strength, I can know that the things that truly matter will be taken care of and He will provide the strength that I need, when I need to have it.
Walking in trust every moment of every day, praying without ceasing, these are the aims of life reminding me that I am “useless” without the power the God. If my strength were sufficient, I might not rely so thoroughly on Him.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” — Philippians 4:13 NKJV