Views from the Pews: God will always give you strength

Dr Alex Appiah.
Dr Alex Appiah.

In my first article a few weeks ago, I wrote to encourage you that in spite of whatever happened in 2015 you can begin afresh.

I want to again encourage you to understand that Jehovah, the God of the Bible works with your weakness.

Dr Alex Appiah outside the Living Springs Centre, Market Weighton.

Dr Alex Appiah outside the Living Springs Centre, Market Weighton.

Therefore, you can come to Him just as you are with all your challenges and weaknesses.

As you already know, we live in a world which believes and operates on the Darwinian evolutionary principle of “survival of the fittest.”

In our present world belief system, weakness is a liability and any admission of weakness in the workplace and in society is a sign of vulnerability that exposes the person to the danger of being “thrown to the wolves”.

Our world selects and works with the so-called “perfect” strong and able.

Friends, it is however comforting particularly, to learn that the God of the Bible welcomes and has always work with and for the weak. Listen to I Corinthians 1:27: “But God chose the foolish things of this world to put the wise to shame. He chose the weak things of this world to put the powerful to shame.”

God always chose the weak to accomplish His purposes on Earth.

What am I saying? I want you to know that you don’t have to try to be like anyone else, beat yourself about your weaknesses or feel inferior because you are unable to do what others are capable of doing. Our loving Father says “come just as you are”. Why?

Because He loves you just as you are and He will give you strength to develop into His purpose for your life. My friend, there is a unique purpose for your life on earth, which is different for everyone. You don’t have to fit into anyone’s mould or become a clone of anyone.

God chose to bypass the wisdom of the world in revealing himself to humankind. “God was wise and decided not to let the people of this world use their wisdom to learn about him.

“Instead, God chose to save only those who believe the foolish message we preach.” (I Corinthians 1:21).

My friend, if you want to know the love of God for you, you will have to come to Him in humility with all your weaknesses and childlike faith.

I want to encourage you that no matter your weakness or whatever you’re struggling with in life, God loves you and can still use you to accomplish your destiny. You can do great things that will make your world a better place. Let me further encourage you with a few stories of the many “unqualified” people in God’s hall of fame.

Noah was a drunk but he built the ark that saved humanity during the flood. Abraham was a serial liar but became the father of nations. Moses was a stutterer (slow at speech) but became the deliverer of Israel from Egypt. David was an adulterer and murderer but he became the man after God’s own heart.

Rahab was a prostitute but she became a descendant in the lineage of Jesus. Elijah was suicidal but he defeated the false religious prophets of Baal. Job went bankrupt but became blessed beyond measure. Peter denied Christ three times but became the first leader of the NT Church.

The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once but became the first female evangelist (preacher of Jesus) to a whole city. Paul had a physical ailment and was a poor orator but became the greatest missionary of all times.

Lazarus was dead and buried for four days but was raised back to life!

My dear reader, there is hope for you, if you will turn to Jesus for help. Don’t wait any longer, He waiting to welcome you home. Join God’s unqualified army of the weak today. I am very proud to be one. If you would like to discuss or know more, I will be delighted. My contact is below. Thank you and don’t give up hope. Email: pastor@living-springs.org.uk