Wisdom Among Weakness

Cultivating Wisdom Among Weakness

Cultivating Wisdom Among Weakness


“The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom…” Psalm 37:30


The besieged believer who abides in God, rests in Him, drinks of Him–it is into his open mouth that God pours wisdom.

Amidst the bitter seasons of life and the parching heat of struggle. No matter the depth of weakness or the breadth of it.

When we receive (not just accept) each day, and all that it brings, as from God’s loving hand,

according to His wise Providence,

supported with His faithful promises,

empowered by His unquenchable Spirit,

then–and only then–will true wisdom begin to flow from our mouth.

What an encouragement it is to know that our struggles are not wasted.  And what a marvel that God can use our weakness as a fountain to refresh others! We may not be able to figure out how He can do it, but we can…

open His Word,

drink in all that He allows in our lives today,

…and let Him fill our mouth with wisdom.


How about you? What will you do today to cultivate and share the fruit of wisdom amidst your weakness?

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Comments 4

  1. More often than not my hope that God has a purpose amidst the pain and hardship keeps me going even in my weakest moment…even when I mess up or attempt to resolve things on my own it’s like He gently guides me back on track and isn’t phased a bit. I’m realizing more and more that admitting my weakness aloud is a much stronger testimony than pretending life is easy when it’s really hard.

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      It’s much wiser to be honest, isn’t it? And you’re right, God is glorified through our pain, not when we hide it. Thanks so much for sharing your insight. 🙂

  2. Like most things that bring healing, what’s poured in doesn’t always taste so great going down, and I’m so much like a kid; I don’t like to take my medicine! 🙂

  3. Thanks for the reminder, Bethany. God is working good in the lives of all that love Him. I’m all for drinking in all God has for me, in whatever form it comes.

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