– Excerpt from Paul David Tripp, Lost in the Middle
“Grace calls us to own weakness and in owning weakness finally to be ready to find true strength.
If you think you are strong and able you will never reach for help. Perhaps this is what much of the struggle of midlife is about. God, in his grace, is ripping back the curtain of our personal delusion and showing us who we really are.
He wants us to own up to our weaknesses of body, heart, and behavior, not so we will be paralyzed by our inability, but so that we will reach out to where real strength can be found.”
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Every day in October I’m sharing a short quote on grace from a favorite book.
- Jean Valjean, the Bishop, and grace in Les Misérables
- He gives to us, not us to him