excerpted from Pastor Rick Warren, Saddleback Church
One of the most famous Christians of the 19th century was Hudson Taylor. He was a missionary to China, a spiritual giant, and a brilliant man. In his old age, he lost his health and became quite weak. He wrote a letter to a friend that said this: "I am so weak I can no longer work. I am so weak I can no longer study. I am so weak I can no longer read my Bible. I cannot even pray. I can only lie still in the arms of God like a little child in trust."
I think a lot of us can relate to this right now. Quarantine has you feeling exhausted and weak, whether it's emotionally, spiritually, or physically. What do you do in those moments? You rest in the strength of the Lord. And in his arms, like a little child, you trust.
Your strength is limited. But God's strength is unlimited. Your strength is finite. But God's strength is infinite. Your strength is exhaustible - that's why you get exhausted! But God's strength is inexhaustible. God never runs out of energy. God never gets tired.
That's the paradox of depending on God:
The more you're weak, the more you depend on him.
And the more you depend on God, the stronger you are.