Five Minute Friday: Weak



I am joining Kate Motaung and other members of the Five Minute Friday community for our weekly writing adventure. To learn more about Five Minute Friday, click here. This week’s prompt is, “Weak.”


Loss and lack. These two states are common sources of weakness. Think of some one with a weak immune system. Some of the factors which can weaken our immune system include, chronic stress, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, and lack of proper hygiene habits.

Anemia can also be a source of weakness and can be caused by a loss of blood. It is interesting to me that the loss of blood can be visible, as in when someone has an open wound. But the loss can also be internal. And that type of loss may take longer to uncover.

In addition to loss and lack, sorrow can also make us weak. Hear David’s words, his prayer to God, “Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief.” (Psalm 31:9, NIV). Yes, sorrow can make us weak. Drain the strength and joy, and sometimes even the will to live, right out of us. Thankfully, whatever the source of our weakness, there is one Source through Whom we can experience healing and restoration. Whether it is physical, spiritual, or emotional. He is our Healer and the Restorer.


He may use diverse means to bring about healing and restore our health and strength but He is the Source of it all.




10 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Weak

  1. Thank you for sharing this! I need to run to God for healing first, but far too often I try a bunch of other “remedies” instead of seeking out the Healer. Most of the remedies are no go and leave in even worse shape. I am so thankful for God’s all-encompassing love. I hope that you have a lovely weekend.

    Your five minute Friday neighbor,


    1. Sometimes we do forget that many of our struggles are “common to man.” How wonderful that the same God is the Source of all we need for our universal struggles and has made Himself available to us all. Thanks for your visit.

  2. Amen! He is our source!

    Thank you for sharing the words of David. So often I feel like I mirror David’s cry of despair…of course when I think of the actuality of all David went through, maybe not so much. Still God arrives doesn’t He?

    Always enjoy visiting your blog.

    Have a blessed week!

  3. “Still God arrives doesn’t He?” Such encouraging words, Kelly. Thank you. I am reminded of Isaiah 35:3-5 (MSG) “Energize the limp hands, strengthen the rubbery knees. Tell fearful souls,’Courage! Take heart! God is here, right here, on his way to put things right And redress all wrongs. He’s on his way! He’ll save you!’” Have a grace filled week.

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