‘…for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103.14
This is such good news! God knows how weak and frail we are. This means we don’t have to pretend to be something we are not; there is no need to pretend to be super-human to him. In fact Paul took this to a whole new level when he said, “… I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 12.9). The simple truth is this – on our own we are nothing, but with Christ in us we have everything.
Knowing this and holding firm to it changes everything. It means that you will not be tempted to do things in your own strength, but rather to draw upon the presence of the one who is within you. In Colossians 1.27, Paul has written these beautiful words: ‘…Christ in you, the hope of glory.’ He is saying that because Christ is within us, nothing needs to be the way it is – this is what hope is. It is more than a vague dream, it is his vision that things can be different.
You may indeed be weak and feel there is so much stacked up against you, but you have Christ within you – and because of this (and not because of your own strength) there is real hope for this day.