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Monday, July 11, 2011
For When I Am Weak, Then Am I Strong
"And he [Jesus] said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong." (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
So many people are struggling right now with physical health, finances, family problems, depression, addictions, and attacks of all kinds. The number of prayer requests that come in in a week's time anymore is almost staggering, and the depth at which people's hearts and spirits are hurting is almost unbearable at times. What a comfort it is to know that, as His children, we can freely take all things before God's throne of grace because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7)...even about our most seemingly insignificant trouble, and He has the answer to every problem that we will ever encounter. The greater our weakness is, the greater God's grace will be to accomplish His will in our lives. What He gives us is always sufficient for us to live our daily lives, to work for Him, endure our suffering, and carry out His will for our lives. As long as we draw near to Jesus, Jesus will give us His heavenly strength and comfort, for when we are weak, He is strong.