We see both of the above truths wrought out in the life of Jacob. I read that the place where God wounded Jacob, causing him to limp the rest of his days, was in an area of the body which would produce excruciating pain. Also, he told his brother Esau, “I will lead on softly.” The context showing those following him could stay up with him.Until we experience a “Divine” wounding, we are of little use to ourselves or others. God must touch that place of strength in our lives before we will ever learn to lean on Him. Once Christ becomes our crutch, our walk becomes acceptable with God. And others will long to follow such a cripple.
The lame sit at the Kings table. Ask Mephibosheth!