Weakness, the Open Door
Read 2 Corinthians 10:1 through 13:14
It’s not easy to brag about weakness. Usually people conceal their weaknesses and draw attention to their strengths. Paul the apostle was intelligent, highly educated, respected, and had great connections. None of these solved his problem.
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Paul discovered a secret. God uses weakness as an opportunity to display His power. The greater the weakness, the greater the power. A lot of time is spent regretting weaknesses. Instead, why not expect God to show himself strong in the midst of weakness?
There will always be enough power to deal with life’s challenges once the need for His grace is recognized and confessed. Self-sufficiency obstructs the grace of God. That is why Paul stopped depending on his abilities, asked for help, and boasted in the power of God.
Thought for Today: Weakness is an open door for God’s power.
Quicklook: 2 Corinthians 12:7–10