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When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong - 2 Corinthians 12:9-11

Last night as we gathered for Bible Journaling, there were a couple of our ladies who have experienced great loss, of a loved one, in their life. They were saying people will look at them and say, "You are so strong." and they would always reply, "No, I am not!" They went on to say how God had helped them through all they have gone through. I looked at these ladies and realized they are strong. 

These verses immediately came to my mind. 

2 Corinthians 12:9-11
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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Shortly after this we received a phone call from some dear friends of ours, whose father had just passed away. As we went and sat with them and tried to offer some words of comfort I saw this verse above lived out in them. These dear people of God were suffering and are suffering over their loss but in their weakness I can see their strength. 

I'm not sure if I am at the point in my life where I can say, as Paul, that I delight in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties but this I do know....No matter what I face I have this assurance that Christ is my strength! I need not fear or stress over my weaknesses because when I am weak He is strong and will uphold me and sustain me. I can stand on that truth today.

8 comments

  • Awesome perspective

    Rosetta Johnson
  • Thank you so much for sharing the word of Hod with us. I love the way you explain it too. I need to quote this word out loud in my hand in a season of back injury because I know now that I will come out strong.

    Rene
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  • Yes Through Christ Jesus Always, Gods Promises Through His Scriptures Really Lives Through His Children Whom Are Obedient By Believing In His Word And Living It And Being Able To Reflect His Miracles Unto Others. And This Scripture Is Very DeaR To Me And Is One Of My Favorites That I Daily Rest In ll Corinthians 12:9-11 GLORY Be To OuR Lord God, In His Precious Son, OuR DeaR Personal Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, Name We Pray, Amen👐✝️💝🛐🌺💓🕊️🌿💌👐💯…

    Jacqueline Green
  • Beautifully put & on time. Thank you!

    Natasha

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