“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (II Timothy 1:7)
The children of God need strength not only in their body but also in their spirit and soul. Only if the inner man is powerful one can overcome the problems which may arise. When satan brings various trials, one could overcome them only if equipped with spiritual strength.
So, what does God say? He endures with power on high which is the anointment (Luke 24:49). He said, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
Once, Jesus Christ had gone to a church. There he met a woman who was bent. The reason was that a spirit of infirmity was on her for eighteen years. Once, Jesus Christ who was compassionate laid His hands on her, she was made straight and glorified God (Luke 13:11, 13).
The pastor of the church or the high priest or the Pharisees or the Sadducees were aware of the satanic spirit, she had possessed. They might have comforted her saying that it was due to a problem in the spinal cord and it could be cured if by an Orthopaedic surgeon. What did this weakening spirit do? It made her to look at the ground always and thus to think of the worldly things alone. She was not able to look at the sun, moon or the stars; unable to look up to the heaven. She was not able to see the gracious face of Jesus Christ.
Which is the weakening spirit which stands against you today? Through Jesus Christ, definitely, there is going to be deliverance. The Scripture says, “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36). “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (II Corinthians 3:17).
Further, how greatly Jesus Christ suffered on the cross to wipe out your weakness and bless you with divine strength! Look up to the Cross of Calvary now itself. “He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses” (Mathew 8:17).
God increases His grace whenever we face infirmities. God saw Paul the Apostle struggling with infirmities and said, “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” (II Corinthians 12:9). Dear children of God, may God’s anointment descend on you today so that the weak are made strong.
To meditate: “For when I am weak, then I am strong” (II Corinthians 12:10).