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. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
I hate being weak. I hate asking for help. I hate feeling like there’s something I can’t do. Yet, many times, God calls me to things where those exact feelings swell up and fill my heart.
I have a feeling you’ve been there, too. Parenting a difficult child. Thrown into a project that seems impossible. Stuck in quarantine unable to even get your own groceries. Simply keeping up with the daily demands of a busy life. Commanded to love someone you don’t even like very much. The list of situations when our weakness is obvious is endless.
But friends, the more my weakness is displayed, the more I understand these verses. The more I understand my need for God. The more I understand that it is in the things I can NOT do, that God’s power is displayed more obviously than my weakness.
What is your weakness? What is one thing you feel like you just cannot do this week? Can I encourage you to give it to God? Release it to Him, ask Him to do what you cannot. Let His power rest on you.
And then, when the impossible has been accomplished, give every last bit of credit to Him. Allow your self-admitted weakness to bring glory to our God whose strength and power did what you could not.