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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
(2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV)
What an amazing passage. What a comforting word from our wonderful, compassionate Lord.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed in this world. Overwhelmed at home. Overwhelmed at work. Overwhelmed by the demands so many people can make of us…or overwhelmed by loneliness.
No matter the situation, though, we are made an incredible promise by our God: His grace is sufficient for us and in that grace, His power is made perfect through the weakness we are enduring.
First, His grace. Whatever the Lord allows into our lives, His grace is sufficient. That’s another way of saying God is enough. Jesus is enough. Though we may seem overwhelmed, He is actually carrying us along.
Second, His power. Through these seeminly overwhelming trials, His power is made perfect. What does this mean? It means that at these times of weakness, we can actually see – or look back and know, that our strength and power to persevere came from the Lord. It was Him that allowed the trial and He who carried us through it. What comfort it is to finally see and know the Lord’s power.
Paul knew this so well that he could endure any soft of hardship because he knew that in such, God’s power would be on display.
My prayer today is that my wife, my kids and myself would know that God’s power is made perfect in weakness.
I hope you have a blessed day.