…To trust in the strength of God in our weakness; to say, ‘I am weak: so let me be: God is strong;’ to seek from Him who is our life, as the natural, simple cure of all that is amiss with us, power to do, and be, and live, even when we are weary,—this is the victory that overcometh the world.
To believe in God our strength in the face of all seeming denial, to believe in Him out of the heart of weakness and unbelief, in spite of numbness and weariness and lethargy; to believe in the wide-awake real, through all the stupefying, enervating, distorting dream;
to will to wake, when the very being seems athirst for a godless repose;—these are the broken steps up to the high fields where repose is but a form of strength, strength but a form of joy, joy but a form of love.
‘I am weak,’ says the true soul, ‘but not so weak that I would not be strong; not so sleepy that I would not see the sun rise; not so lame but that I would walk! Thanks be to Him who perfects strength in weakness, and gives to His beloved while they sleep!
– George MacDonald
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah