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)
… Weaknesses are with me for the whole journey.
Paul was particularly thinking of persecutions, but how much more does this passage apply to human frailty, brokenness and hurt? How essential is it for us to be broken, if Christ is going to be our strength?
When I am weak I am strong.
Not, “When I am cured,”
or “When I am successful,”
or “When I am a good Christian,”
but when I am weak.
Weakness- the human experience of weakness- is God’s blueprint for exalting and magnifying his Son.
When broken people,
miserably failing people,
continue to belong to, believe in and worship Jesus,
God is happy.
~The Internet Monk
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