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Perfect in Weakness


It never fails! When I pray that God will give me wisdom for my life and circumstances, He is sure to answer my plea for help! I start to get comfortable. After all, God has helped me to understand what I couldn’t grasp before. I have peace because I know that He is working on me and my circumstances. All is well with the world… that is until I get clobbered!!! Beat to a pulp!! Face down on the ground!! And just when I think that I can’t take another hit, whamo, here comes the next round! I feel like I’m in a boxing ring, and the other guy has knocked me out only to pick me back up and knock me back down again!!!!! There’s no way I could have the strength to stand on my own now!

I find myself asking God the age old question, “Why did this happen to me?” And then I plead, “God, I can’t take this anymore! I hurt! I’m not strong enough to make it through this! I can’t do this on my own!!! I’M TOO WEAK!!! Well, here’s a thought… Maybe, just maybe, I’m supposed to be weak!!!!!!

2 Corinthians 12:9 & 10 say: "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.”

I am well aware that in this world weakness is not tolerated! The weak are considered hopeless and they often become castaways. But God sees something different. In weakness He sees an opportunity. 1 Corinthians 1:27 says, “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t exactly look forward to the next time that I step into the ring again! But the fact of the matter is that I may be counted down and out by the world, but the reigning champ is in my corner! He will pick me up and shake the dust off, and then He’ll show the world what it truly means to be strong!!

Lord, I ask that people will not look at me and think that I am making it through the difficulties of life on my own. I pray that they will see that if it weren’t for You, I would not be standing. I need You Lord! And so do they! May Your strength be made perfect in my weakness! AMEN!!


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