1 Corinthians 9, verse 22 says:
“To the weak I become weak, so that I might win the weak.”
One reason I struggle so much to reach out to the hurting, broken, and weak around me is because I have not rightfully understood this passage. In attempts to reach out to the poor and weak, I commonly end up taking the stance: “Let me be strong for you. Let me reach out to you and be strong in your weakness. Let me be put-together where you are broken.” This is how I have thought it should be for so long.
The problem with that approach, of course, is putting myself in God’s role. God’s role is to be strong in my weakness and put-together in my brokenness.
My job is to be weak to the weak and broken to the broken. This is how I am to reach the weak and broken.
It is not my job to be God. It is my job to be weak to the weak and broken to the broken and allow God to be strong where we are weak and put-together where we are broken.