God loves the Underdog

God loves the underdog, and the devil knows it.

The devil preys on our weaknesses. He wants us beat down, run down, and tangled up in a web of lies.

In Sunday School, my friend Brian pointed out that the devil isn’t looking at our strengths. He isn’t dwelling on them. Why? Because time after time after time God uses our weaknesses to do big things.

He uses the impossible to do the impossible.

He used a man with a stutter to lead a nation.

He used a knobby-kneed boy to slay a giant.

He used the shamed.

The blamed.

He used the sick and the weak.

He used the woman at the well.

What’s weak inside of you? What flaw is twisting your confidence up into a ball of shame and lies? What has you so beat down that you think God could never use you?

It’s time to start believing that God can and will do mighty things in spite of our weaknesses – in spite of our flaws. After all, He isn’t weak. He is mighty to save.

The God of Moses and the God of David is still the God of you and the God of me. He is still into miracles and making cool things happen. We just have to move past the doubt and let God do His thing.

We just have to believe.

“26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards,[a] not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;” 1 Corinthians 1:26-27 (ESV)

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