2 Corinthians 12:8‐10
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient
for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my
weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in
weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am
I’m not there yet. I’m not yet able to turn right around and thank God for the grief He brings. I don’t easily reveal my weaknesses or my struggles. I still want to be put-together all the time. I want the world to think I am strong by not being outwardly phased by my weaknesses.
How illogical is our God? He chose fishermen to build His church. He sacrificed His Son for our unappreciative race. He shows His strength when we boast about our weaknesses. It never ceases to amaze me- all that God has done with ordinary people in trying circumstances.
I am weak in my fight for myself. I am weak in my patience. I am weak in my trust. I am weak because I am proud. I can only hope that He will shine through my weaknesses and use them for His glory.