Assignment for the Weak


Some of the best revelations come while washing the dishes. My mind was wandering to our upcoming trip to India. Contemplating the logistics. How hot it’s going to be (over 100), what some of the days will look like with medical camps preceding bore well dedications, and others filled with children and games of thumb wars. I thought for a minute “this is not for the weak”.

Wait… That’s exactly who it’s for.

“My grace is sufficient for you. For My power is made perfect in weakness”. 2 Cor 12:9.

I started to imagine what it would be like to do this on my own power and I shuddered. I mean, I actually physically shuddered. These are the thoughts that bring me to my knees. These are the thoughts that have me crying out for Him to save me; fill me with His Spirit’; to lead me; to guide me; to speak for me; to cover me; to protect me; to use me.

I think about Moses. Moses. I really do love Moses. In Exodus 33, Moses himself said “If Your presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.”

And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”

Now I’ve just been sitting here for the last 15 minutes looking at those two small paragraphs and all that they hold. For Moses, it was a desperate reliance on God. He knew that by himself, he would fail. For God, a promise, and a personal faithfulness.

One of my favorite lines in all the Bible comes shortly after this exchange between God and Moses, when Moses says, “now show my Your glory!”


God is good (all the time!). He knows us by name. If He sends you somewhere, He will go with you. He will accomplish what you cannot on your own. He will never leave you, nor forsake you.

3 responses to “Assignment for the Weak”

  1. Wendla Dyer says:

    Two years ago I had a very challenging classroom…there were many days when I dragged myself home muttering…..I can’t do it……one particularly hard day I looked up and said, “Really Lord, I can’t do it.” He replied, “But, I can….you walk through that door each day, and ALLOW me to take care of the rest.” Every morning I stepped over the threshold to behold all HE would accomplish! I learned more about SERVING my students and my staff than I could have imagined. I will boast in Christ alone!

    • Valerie says:

      Thank you Wendla! What a beautiful testimony of obedience to His voice and His power in your life. To think of all you could have missed out on! Praise God! He is able!

  2. Mimi says:

    Oh the power of giving over the power to Him! Crazy…Crazy good! And this is why I love you both 🙂

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