Have you ever attempted attempted to be stronger by doing something that you know is godly? Prayer, study, serving, attending church, and living sacrificially are all godly and biblical. The thing is that many of us have taken the route to do these practical things only to end up falling prey to the guilt and shame of being weak and caving in. There's a mystery to godly strength. I'm going to share an example of that from a very familiar bible story. It has been very helpful to know. Let's unpack it.
"We're NOT having this baby today!" Those were the final words Sarah shouted out as she got off the delivery table and stormed out of the delivery room. The doctor and nurses had been by her side giving her the only encouraging word their experience had taught them to give, "PUSH!" They were astounded as she walked away. "What is she going to do? How else will she have the baby without pain and discomfort?!