Strength in Weakness
Dear Customers and Friends:
I admire the courage of the healthcare workers who have been fighting COVID-19 on the front lines of this pandemic across the country. Many of them have fallen ill, and tragically some have lost their lives. In our community, we have already lost two brave nurses at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center to this unforgiving virus.
This Faith Over Fear message from The Upper Room is written by a nurse who was facing exhaustion during one of her shifts – a feeling I’m sure is shared by so many doctors and healthcare staff today in our overcrowded hospitals.
Whether you have been impacted by the virus or not, I ask that we all remember our dedicated medical professionals as well as our first responders. Pray for them to have strength in these challenging times. They most definitely deserve our support and encouragement.
Blessed to be a Blessing,
President, Syfan Logistics
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Strength in Weakness
By Dee Aspin
As a nurse on a busy shift, I was feeling depleted. Slumped into a pew in the quiet hospital chapel, I gazed mindlessly at a group of candles in the corner. One flickered weakly.
“How will I get through this shift, Lord? I feel like that candle – about to burn out.”
A Bible verse from 2 Corinthians came to mind. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” The verse is saying that our weakness elicits God’s compassion – not God’s judgment.
Reaching into my pocket, I pulled out a latex glove. How useless it seemed! Then, lifting my right hand, I studied its strong tendons as I slipped it into the blue glove. The lifeless material was now filled with form and strength.
As I opened and closed my gloved fist, God reminded me that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I left the chapel reassured that God’s strength and power within me – not my weakness – would prevail.
God does not ask us to be strong on our own. God asks us to pray and believe that God’s power is with us. We can trust God to fill us and to equip us for any task the day brings.