Proverbs 24:10 should be a proverb of both great encouragement and great challenge to any believer who faces opposition, stress, difficulty or struggles of any kind. Anyone can be positive and productive during good times. But, if you instantly collapse when times become difficult, you are a man who has very little strength and very little faith.
The phrase “strength is small” is literally “restricted” in the Hebrew. There is more strength available, but it has been restricted because of your attitude, your experience, your faith, or for some other reason.
This verse is a call to arms. It is a challenge to meet the opposition, find the strength and finish the job. Wisdom tells us that instead of caving in and being the coward, we need to rise and meet the challenge.
It is the uncommitted man who will walk away. The man committed to the cause will find or create the strength needed to continue the fight and run to the finish.