2 Corinthians 12:10-Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.
The Apostle Paul had prayed to God 3 times to remove a "thorn" in his flesh. The bible does not specifically say what this "thorn" was, but it does say that Paul prayed to God about it.
Instead of removing it, God says to Paul "my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness".
God was saying to Paul, that your condition may appear to have made you weak, but in reality it is where your strength lies.
It is in our weaknesses that we are forced to seek God's help. Our weaknesses forces us to trust God in a deeper way than we ever have before or would have if we did not have that "weakness".
Our weakness and inabilities to fix or cure ourselves is a pathway that leads us to God's "sufficient grace," for it is more than enough for us.
Strength in and of ourselves is limited. We were created to depend upon God.
Strength for this Christian journey can only be found in Christ. He is the only one that can take our weaknesses and turn in it to strength as we abide in Him and He is in us.
Philippians 4:13-I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Are you struggling today? Are you dealing with issues, sickness, problems or circumstances that appears to continually make you feel as if you are weak and can not go on?
Have you prayed to God over and over again to take away your “thorn” and it is still there?
To you whose “thorn” appears to make you feel powerless, the power of God is available to you for God says "His grace is sufficient for you and in your weakness you are made strong".
Having accepted his condition the Apostle Paul spoke these profound words found in vs#10-Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.
Weakness is viewed as something bad in our world, but God say sees it as the opposite. He sees it as "strength"! Strong faith in Him that allows us to bare our weakness while believing that God is with us in it, therefore causing us to rejoice in the midst of it.
Believe it or not, but weakness is a standard equipment on every model of humanity.
People that were weak are the ones that Jesus hung out with daily. Those who were hurting, oppressed and powerless. These are the people that He daily seeked out to help, heal, forgive and restore.
Who better to transform weakness into strength than Jesus? There is none like Him!!!
Jesus is the only one who can turn defeat into victory, hopelessness into hope and doubt into faith.
God's word to all of us on today is that "His grace is sufficient" in whatever state we may find ourselves on today. Our response must be to that grace is "I have learned to be content in whatsoever state I may find myself", knowing that when I am weak, that is truly when I am strong.
Today, your weakness has been turned into strength all because of Christ who lives in you.
Tell yourself, "when I am weak, I am really strong" because my faith is in God's sufficient grace.
God bless and I love you all.