Weak Women

In the modern times in which we live, women are encouraged to be strong, to be fighters, to not be weaklings. After all, women fought (and are still fighting) against being known as "the weaker sex." 

It's wonderful for women to be strong. Actually, I think a lot of times, women are stronger than men where character and morals are concerned. There's nothing wrong with strength. Even physical strength. 

I think the problem lies in women believing that weakness is bad. All our lives we fight to overcome things. Some of those things come from outside of us - the opinions of others, workplace prejudices. But a lot of those things come from within us - our own opinion of ourselves, our fears (of failure, lost dreams, missed chances), shame, guilt, pain.

I think that too often we as women are concerned with being "the strong one" for our families. We often become the universal shoulder that our children, friends, and family members come to in their times of need. But we don't often let ourselves be "weak," even though sometimes that's exactly what we need to do.

Sometimes, we just need to let ourselves break down. We want someone to hold us, comfort us, brush our tears away. Sometimes, we want to be rescued. 

Paul says that it is in our weakness that God is made strong (2 Cor. 12:10). We can't always run the show. We can't do everything on our own. Sometimes, we just can't be Superwoman. But it's in the times of being unable that God is able. Allow Him to be your comforter, your healer. Yourshoulder to cry on. After all, He wants to pursue us. So why not let Him?