God Is Creating Weakness In Your Life - Paul Washer

Published 2021-04-05
Your problem is never that you are too weak. As a matter of fact, what God does in our lives, from the moment we are born again and until we die, is He is constantly working to create weakness in us. The problem is not that you are weak; the problem is that we don't know how weak we are; because that weakness would drive us to prayer. Just as being truly incarnate drove our Savior to prayer. - Paul Washer

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All Comments (21)
  • @TexasAmericaUSA
    When I was in high school, I wrote in my journal, "There are no great men only a great God " Today, at 67 yrs old, more than ever I'm amazed the Lord stoops so low to have a relationship with a human being. 🙏
  • @Danpaxson
    Redeemed from a heroin addicted, alcoholic, meth addicted mess, into a God fearing man. I was in and out of jails and prisons 18 times, I was truly without hope in this world, and at just the right time, I opened the Word of God I'm a jail cell, and I was set free indeed by Jesus Christ. My life was a wreck and I wanted to die,and God gave me the opportunity to die to self to live for me. While I'm still the most wretched sinner I know, by grace I have been saved thru faith, and that faith is not my own, but the very gift of God. When I am weak, HE is strong!
  • @GhostMonkey772
    I started drinking when I was 16. I would drink at parties, but I also started drinking alone because I was unhappy, and I was in a lot of emotional pain all the time. My mom was very aggressive when I was younger, and my brother hated her and so did I. He started hanging out with shady people, he started failing all his classes, he was never home, and my parents fought all the time. I also ran away several times. I was always trying to figure out a reason as to why I was here or what the purpose of life was. So, I started looking at different philosophies, religions, and beliefs. When I was 18 after I was hungover, I got on my knees and I prayed for the first time. I asked if God was real that he would show me he was real because I couldn’t take it anymore. I was crying when I prayed for this. At that moment I felt a presence come over me like a wind. It was barely noticeable, but it was unlike anything in my life I had experienced up until that point. I was surprised when I felt it and I remember saying “what was that?” after that experience I pretty much forgot what happened and kept partying, until my senior year when I got arrested. After my arrest, my parents lost all their trust in me and I was expelled from high school. I was told never to come back. At that time, I felt afraid and hopeless. That’s when I started looking for God, and I prayed that he would reveal himself in my life and that he would give me signs. My prayers began getting answered so consistently that I couldn’t deny that God was doing something. It was mysterious and compelling. I ended up in Church and started reading the bible hours a day. I stopped hanging out with all my other friends because they were continually getting arrested. I was able to forgive my family and myself and to ask to be forgiven. I noticed how at Church people were judgmental and how they formed cliques but were afraid to be around anyone else different from them. It increased my faith because I realized Jesus was not like that and ever since I was young, I saw people as people regardless of who they were. After a while, it’s like I could see God's presence was in my life and then it felt like he wasn’t, and then he was, and then he wasn’t. One day I woke up and felt more depressed than I ever have in my entire life. I felt like I was dying on the inside. That night I prayed, and I said, God, I don’t see my life five years from now I'm going to die Jesus save me Lord, please save me. I was weeping when I said it and when I asked him to save me, I felt a presence inside of me like a heartbeat, and I felt it once like a pulse, and I said Lord please save me and I felt it again even stronger. It was like radiance. When I woke up the next morning, I had transformed everything felt brand new like I was a kid again. All my fears and all my racing thoughts everything was gone. I looked at my hands, and I said this can’t be real it’s impossible. When I looked at myself in the mirror, I saw a different person. I started praying, and the holy spirit became entirely real to me it was washing over me and inside of me. It was total love and peace, and I heard a voice but not an audible one, it was an inner voice. It said I am with you; I love you, I will never leave you, it’s done it’s finished. That was May 3rd, 2009, and ever since then I’ve followed God, I have seen many things change and many things I know wouldn’t have changed without faith and belief. I know what it’s like to be lost to feel you have no hope. Don’t ever think you’re stuck, or life can’t change because it can. My mom is a Christian now, Its night and day. Some of the things that went away during that period were severe anxiety and my addiction to alcohol. I’ve seen and experienced so many things that are miraculous and seen how God has worked in my life. When we ask God to forgive us for what we’ve done and turn away from our sins and wrongdoings and we believe in Christ's sacrifice everything changes. His word says if we confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and believe in our hearts that he died and rose again we will have eternal life but not just life after death but abundant life in the present. Our sins are erased not only past, present, and future but our burdens and fears are lifted also. Our thoughts, our minds, our hearts, our souls are transformed and united with God and we know his spirit lives in us. If you seek, pray, and knock you will know JESUS IS KING!!! HE LIVES!
  • @Goinghome2024
    Weaknesses are good. They humbles us and forces us to depend solely on God. When you depend on God, your weaknesses turn into strength.
  • @reformedheart
    4:06 "The problem is not that you're weak; the problem is we don't know how weak we are."
  • As I wrestle with stage four cancer this message is quite timely.
  • In my days before knowing Christ, I was the top dog at high school. Highest grades, best in sports, etc. I believed that I was greater than most and probably even more valuable than most. In my last year of high school, I found Christ and from that point on, I fell into a deep hole. I got weaker, physically and mentally. But in my heart I kept on trying to hold onto those years when I was at the top and I would continue to convince myself that I was strong, that a person like me belongs at the top of the food chain. I’m 22 now and I can assure you that I’m nowhere near the ‘top of the food chain’. For the first time in my life, I’ve only now realised that that’s the point. To see that I am weak and that I need God to do anything. I am a weak young man. I’m sure there are many of you who can understand where I am. But we need to see our need for God. We need to see our need for His Son. We need to see our need for His Spirit because we are incapable; insufficient. We’ll continue to fail because we continue to rely on our ‘Alpha Male’ mentality. I need God. I cannot do anything on my own.
  • @johnkelley9877
    The older I get the more dependant on God I am. But I have also found the more dependant I am on Him the more I love Him. Praise His holy name.
  • @BibleAndFriends
    I fasted a whole day for the first time, and it made me realize how weak I truly was. It was a huge eye opener.
  • @salvipanda9646
    “There are only tiny, weak, faithless men, of a great and merciful God, who has granted them grace” already from the beginning I was sobbing
  • @MrWBCDavid
    In 2016 I was diagnosed with multiple stage 4, inoperable cancers in my body (including lung and liver) and another five in my brain. I was expected to die within twelve months but I am still here. The original cancer treatment has given me ocular myasthenia gravis to both eyes. I have prayed my socks off, been anointed with oil several times but God has neither healed me nor taken me. I cry out to Him, WHY WHY WHY do you keep me this way and for so long? I don’t claim to know all the answers, far from it. What I do know is that the longer my weak life continues, the more Christ means to me and the less I mean to me. It teaches me that God owes me nothing and I owe Him everything. C.Philip….Be greatly encouraged, the battle has already been won by Jesus!
  • @IWH8023
    In my weakness I can clearly see that Jesus is more than enough for me.
  • @katelynlael1726
    When I was 13 I asked God once "why did you allow me to go through all that I have" and God said "You will understand and have compassion for people others have disregarded." I said ok. I'm 24 today, and since that day at 13 I've stopped asking "why" something has happened, but rather "how" it will be used. What will I learn? God is great in our weakness.
  • "Only one hero, Jesus Christ." This is a blessing to hear and declare. Thank you.
  • No words. Just gratitude. 2 Corinthians 12:9 - “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
  • @anthonia3816
    I need thee oh I need thee Every hour I need thee Oh bless me now my savior I come to thee
  • I was so confused about my weakness that I nearly condemned myself for it. But now I realize more how my weakness pushes me closer to God 🥺 sometimes I wish not to have them, but OH how great our God is who rescues me from all troubles. Amen👆🙏❤️
  • @ngoc4312
    If you're reading this with tears in your eyes, know that GOD is speaking directly to your wounded soul through this message. You didn't just happen to stumble across this message.GOD led you to it.He wants you to know that He is making a way for you right now!He is healing that sickness. He is going to give you an opportunity that you've never had.He is going to heal your strained relationships.Stay in faith, bcos your breakthroughs is coming.🕊🕊🕊
  • @StCausesARuckus
    Last Sunday I went to church and had a great day afterward. Then that evening, I had a heart attack. I was alone and though I knew what was happening, I was shocked it was happening cause I'm not elderly or out of shape. I'm finally home from the hospital and I'm confused over this. Like, where did it come from? Why did this happen? What do I do now? Thank You God cause whether my heart fails or not, You are still a good God and I will continue to praise You! Your power is made perfect in my weakness!
  • I hope to come back to this and write a testimony of how God has used my weakness for His glory ❤