And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
- grace-unmerited favor
- sufficient-having or providing as much as is needed; enough to meet the needs of a situation or a proposed end
- strong-able to withstand great force or pressure
How often do we think, I wish I was stronger. How can I be stronger? Why am I not stronger? I feel so weak. When reading 2 Corinthians 12:9, I found the most profound words, “ My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Jesus said His grace is enough for me and His power is perfected when I am weak. So, its ok to feel weak? I always thought I needed to toughen up to be stronger. When I think about it, if I always feel strong, I may learn to rely on only me. With having weaknesses it makes me look up to whence cometh my help. It makes me go before my Heavenly Father and say I need you, I am weak. At that moment, I can receive my strength that comes from the Lord.
In life we are often taught to focus on our strengths. When walking with Christ through the Word, its the only place I have seen that tells me its ok to be weak. In the second sentence of 2 Corinthians 12:9, Paul said I will boast about my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. What a powerful word to know its ok to brag about my weaknesses just so Christ’s strength can dwell in me. At this point I am going to bask in my weaknesses and watch Christ have power to turn things all around. I can be strong because I am weak. I know my strength will come through my weakness and the dwelling place of Christ. I don’t have to act like all is well. I don’t have to put on a facade that everything in my world is just fine. Glory to God that His grace is sufficient for me!