2 Corinthians 12:9 “but he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”
At face value these words seem odd. Why would we boast in our weaknesses?
Maybe it is just me (I don’t think so) but I am always striving to do better, to be better. My goal is always to live as Christ lived. I am humbly reminded that I am not, nor can I ever be, perfect. God did not create humans to be perfect; he created us with free will. Even in Genesis he acknowledges the imperfection in
As I prayed over this verse it became clear to me once more that because of my weaknesses I need God. Because of my weakness and sin, I make regular communion time with the Divine. I am brought to my knees in his presence to receive forgiveness and grace.
He tells us that his grace is sufficient for us. I am able to see his strength and power because I am weak and powerless without him. I can boast because it is only through his grace that I am made strong. I will stumble and fall.
The blessing is that he is ready to pour his amazing grace on me whenever I come for forgiveness. I am weak but he is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me!
Thank you for your love and grace. I will never be strong without your strength in me. Without you I cannot truly live. Help me embrace my weakness so that I can fully embrace your strength and power. Amen.