God calls the weak in order to demonstrate his power. He does not, yea, cannot, use those who believe all is done with their own resources and efforts. Like Joshua at Ai, he will work so that the victory is obviously his. His is the glory.
God creates situations and uses those chance moments that appear when man's powers are insufficient, so that observers must confess that it was he who acted. He looks for men and women who will allow him this freedom.
The great issue of the day is, will I allow him such freedom to act in my life — will I make myself weak, thereby creating space for his power to operate?
By Tillit S. Teddlie, a song lyric I was not familiar with:
Hear me when I call, O God of righteousness;
Unto Thee I come in weakness and distress;
Hold my trembling hand, let helpless I should fall,
O hear me, Lord, hear me, O hear me when I call.
From Ruby Ramsey's Daily Dose of God's Word.
Ed M. helps us understand David's despair in 1 Sam 30.6 and how that serves as an example for us.
David did not ask God for a miracle. He did not plead for a legion of angels. He asked for advice. He waited for a word from heaven. Then he moved ahead, Psalms 16:7. Difficulties were overcome. Victories were won. All went well because everyone went with God. A few months later David was crowned king over the nation of Israel.
Focus question: What word of heaven comes to you today from the Scriptures? In your crisis, what does God say?
From loneliness, fear, and pain we flee,
We seek a stronger wine;
Our weakness hides in the deepest sea,
Where never the sun will shine.