28 Behold, I will show unto the Gentiles their weakness, and I will show unto them that faith, hope and charity bringeth unto me—the fountain of all righteousness.
37 … And because thou hast seen thy weakness thou shalt be made strong ...
It’s one thing for the Lord to show us our weakness (in which we abound). It’s another for us to see it.
Pride keeps us from acknowledging the things we need to improve. Pride tells us we are ok just the way we are. Pride says we don’t need to change.
God says, “I love you unconditionally. But, of course you need to change. That’s the plan. Growing, stretching, learning, becoming better so you can dwell with me and like me.”
The purpose of our weakness is to remind us that our journey is impossible without our Savior’s Atonement. But the Lord has promised that if we will SEE the things He shows us we need to change, He (the fountain of all righteousness) will make us strong. Becoming strong isn’t within our power. It’s His power granted to us as we seek it.
I’ve been feeling a lot of that weakness lately. But I’m going to take it as a sign of progress that I can see it. With that vision, I can take my weakness to Him, earnestly seek His spiritual gifts and capacities, and exercise faith that He will make me stronger as I submit my ability to succeed to Him.