God uses events and circumstances to reveal and create weakness in His people in order to bring Him glory. But also for our own good. We should embrace weakness because it protects us from pride. Embracing weakness is not easy, because that’s human nature. We read in Judges 7 where God instructs Gideon to deliver His people from the hand of Midianites. When Gideon and the army get ready for the battle God steps in and sovereignly brings about weakness in the life of Gideon. God wants to be clear to the nation of Israel and to all the other nations that God alone is going to save them. Our weakness is a platform for God to display His glory and power.

God loves to do things in a way that seems foolish to men but displays his glory more clearly. Build an ark in the desert. Escape through, not around, the Red Sea. Speak to a rock when you need water. March around a walled city and blow trumpets when you want to defeat a city. Send a boy with a slingshot when there is a giant in the land. Pour water on the wood at Mount Carmel before you ask for fire to fall from heaven. Tell twelve men to feed five thousand with five loaves and two fish.
– John Piper

God brings weakness into our lives to expose pride, to expose things that we trust in and lean upon over and above God. God strip those things from us to remind us that our faith and trust should be only on God. Weakness is a place where God brings His power into our lives. Weakness is a place God displays His glory. Weakness is a place where the Christian finds true strength.

This is the message delivered by Sheyan Jayatunga at Hope Church Toronto North (https://www.hopetorontonorth.com/), on Sunday, October 17th, 2020