“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.” 2 Corinthians 12:8-9.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; 1 Samuel 13, 1 Chronicles 2-3, and 2 Corinthians 12.
When I am weak, I am strong.
How does that work?
When I am feeling strong, then it is easy for me to assume that I am strong. When I am feeling weak then I need help to feel strong.
Paul’s strength was going to come from God. His lack of self-strength was a good thing because it forced him to find his strength in God.
My threshold of pain is miniscule. I want to feel good and have things going good. When they don’t, I am thrown off. The missing piece in my life is that I forget that God is with me in all conditions.
If I want God to use me, I must center my life in Him during all “seasons.” If things aren’t going the way I want them to, He is still with me and willing to use me. Will I let Him?
In my weaknesses, I must be drawn to Him. Then my weaknesses are a good thing. They keep me clinging to Him for help.
“Lord, thank You for Your Word. So much for me to learn from it. Forgive me for being a part-time, fair-weather follower of You. I want to rightly represent You in every situation. I want Your Eyes and Ears. Your Words and Thoughts. Impart them to me, I beg. I love You, Lord.”
Do you understand: When I am weak, He is strong? Live accordingly.