And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV
Paul described himself as having a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet Him. Paul prayed three times for the Lord to remove it.
Was Paul’s prayer not answered because he did not have enough faith? Maybe he did not use the correct formula for praying? Or was it because he did not go to the correct religious leader to pray for him?
Paul’s prayer was answered. He just did not receive the answer he wanted. Paul’s thorn in the flesh was a messenger of Satan but God allowed it. It was God’s will for Paul to be afflicted. If it was not God’s will the Lord would have removed it!
Paul went on to say he takes pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, needs, persecutions and distresses for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Paul learned that when he comes to the end of his strength and resources he is strong in Christ. It is also when Christ is strong in him!
God blessed me with an opportunity to share what He taught me when my world was flipped upside down. When I called out to Jesus the words I heard were; “My grace is sufficient for you.”
The hardships and trials that turned my life upside down gave me an opportunity to share my faith with the world!
I do not enjoy sharing trials and hardship. I do not like talking about my struggles. I would rather speak about the blessings God pours into my life.
God is blessing me. The Lord is enlarging my faith. Jesus is giving me a heart of compassion for suffering people. He is giving me a testimony I can share with hurting people.
God is blessing you through the trials and hardships you face today. He is giving you a heart of compassion for suffering people. He is giving you a testimony you can share with other people.
It is when we are the weakest that God can accomplish the most in our lives. It is when we are the weakest that we offer the least resistance to the work God wants to accomplish in us and through us.
Jesus wants you to experience the power of His grace today!
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