How to find strength in weakness
At the end of his life, Samson cried out to God for sufficient strength to overcome his enemies and die (Judges 16:28, 30). Had he turned to the Lord before entangling himself with Delilah, the result could have been very different.
When you face temptation, your only true defense is in God. If you turn to Him in your weakness, His Holy Spirit will guide you and rule your life. He is there to strengthen and protect you, but it is essential that you submit to Him. There are three steps in this:
1) Ask the Lord to keep you on your toes to identify any aspects of fragility in your life, and then be honest enough to see your flaws for what they are.
2) Confess your sins to God, saying, “Lord, I recognize that _____ is an area of weakness in my life.” It is important that you name the specific sin you are struggling with.
3) Ask God to give you strength and wisdom to turn away from temptation, turn away from corrupting distractions, and avoid places that will lead you to sin.
How many times did David cry out to God? He was continually persecuted and tempted, but he found strength in the Lord (Ps 57.2). When he forgot to turn to God, his sexual desire overcame him (2 S 11.1-3).
The Holy Spirit lives within every believer. He is there to strengthen, guide and protect all of God’s children. Decide to be obedient to the Lord, and He will help you walk in His ways. If you refuse to acknowledge your weaknesses, or worse still, if you consent to them, you will be doomed.