Learn to lean on Me more and more. I know the full extent of your weakness, and that is where My powerful Presence meets you! My strength and your weakness fit together perfectly—in a wonderful synergy designed long before your birth. Actually, My Power is most effective in weakness. This is counterintuitive and mysterious, yet it is true.
It’s important to lean on Me when you’re feeling inadequate or overwhelmed. Remind yourself that you and I together are more than adequate. To sense my nearness, try closing your hand as if you’re holding onto Mine. For I take hold of your right hand and say to you, “Do not fear; I will help you.”
I want you to depend on Me even when you feel competent to handle things yourself. This requires awareness of both My Presence and your neediness. I am infinitely wise, so let Me guide your thinking as you make plans and decisions. Leaning on Me produces warm intimacy with Me—the One who will never leave you or forsake you.
But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 [AMP]
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
~ Philippians 4:13 [NKJV]
“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
~ Isaiah 41:13
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
~ Deuteronomy 31:6