A contradiction in terms. Have you ever felt like that – as if you are made up of a spectrum of opposites – on one end one day and on the other the next? I’ve felt like that a lot lately. My head knows one thing and my heart feels another and I’m trapped in darkness searching for level ground. My prayers drop heavy from bouncing off brass; they pool cracked, bruised, broken all around my feet. But today I’m reminded of His contradictions.
His death brings life
My less is His more
My weakness brings His strength
And I realize my incongruity means nothing to Him. He Himself was a paradox – fully God yet fully man, He fulfilled law with grace. He specializes in people like me. He knows what it's like to live between forces, to be pulled in opposite directions.
I am thankful I serve a God who understands – who is touched by the feelings of my infirmities.
Be encouraged today. You are never alone. He knows, He sees, He cares, and beyond that, He understands. He loves with an unfailing love and His grace is sufficient. I’m letting His contradictions bring balance to mine today. Join me.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. – Hebrews 4:15-16 (NIV)