God is Attracted…

Posted on January 12, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call

During the 2016 summer conference season, Keswick had wonderful speakers and teachers of the Word.  When I was there, I was challenged by the messages.

Pastor Harold Vaughan did a message on prayer that was outstanding and the next night gave another great message on forgiveness.

During one of Pastor’s messages he made this statement: “God is attracted to weakness.”

Does that bring comfort to your heart?  Do you ever feel weak?

When I consider times of weakness, I felt like I needed to put on a good face. That God was being “patient” with me until I was strong again.  But that idea that God is attracted to weakness is an idea that comforts my heart.  I know it’s true.

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. Romans 8:26

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 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.  For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:8-10)

“He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy.” (Psalm 72:13)

“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:6)

“God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;” (1 Corinthians 1:27)

My weakness does not repel God. My weakness attracts God.  He pours out His grace, His comfort, His presence, His power, His mercy, His love, His kindness… He pours out Himself. In my weakness He is shown mighty.

So the next time you are feeling weak, instead of focusing on yourself and your weakness, turn your eyes away from you, lift them to gaze upon the Holy One and focus on all He is pouring out on your behalf.


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: “The love of Christ always helps us see beyond the faults of others.” – Victor Manuel Rivera

The Daily Bible Reading: Job 40-42; Genesis 12-13 You can download our 2023 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 24 ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I hope in Him!’” Lamentations 3:22-24

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