“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 strong.” -2 Corinthians 12:9-10
I think the theme of Christianity is that in our weakness, God is made most strong. It’s the theme of resurrection: that when I experience a death or a loss in my life and respond by faith in Jesus Christ, God will take any death, any loss, any huge disappointment and resurrect it into something better. There’s a passage from Paul where he says “when I am weak, I am strong.” I love this passage because he doesn’t say when I am weak, God is strong. I’m not always encouraged when I hear God is strong because I already know that. I want to know that God’s going to help me and that God’s going to be there for me. With God, I know that when I become weak in some areas, I become much stronger actually in the areas that are important.
PRAYER: Dear God, thank you using me in my weakest moments. Thank you for teaching me and maturing me in those moments.
REFLECTION: In what ways have you noticed God using the challenges in your life to make you stronger?