“When I am weak, He is strong.” Previously, Paul cautioned readers that he planned to begin with his capabilities as a messenger of God, as an apostle. Truly, Paul depicted his shortcomings and his sufferings. Paul truly understood that to be strong, he must become weak.
“… I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. 6 Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, 7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Terefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 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.“2 Cornithians 12:5-10 NIV
When we see ourselves as being powerful in our own capabilities or our assets, we are enticed to manage God’s job all alone, and that prompts pride to set in. However, when we are deficient and weak, and we allow God to use us by instilling within us his power, then, at that point, we are more powerful than we would be if we were on our own.
God does not mean for us to be frail, uninvolved, or ineffectual. Life furnishes enough deterrents and difficulties without us making them. At the point when obstacles come into view, we should rely upon God. His power is what makes us productive for him. His power in us is what tackles the job that has enduring value and worth.
Strength In The Grace Of Jesus Christ
The strength of God is made perfect in our shortcomings. Consequently, the grace of God is displayed and amplified. At the point when we are frail in ourselves, then, we have strength in the grace of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. When we feel that we are powerless in ourselves, we are to go to Christ and receive strength from him. In doing so, we can partake in the provided grace and strength of the Divine.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.Ephesians 6:10-11
As we follow Christ during our walk in this life, we will fight the evil powers of this world. For us to withstand the assaults of these detestable creatures, we ought not to rely on our own strength, but we are to rely on God’s power to triumph and have victory in the warfare of life.
Spiritual courage and strength are that which is needed to endure the spiritual sufferings from the spiritual battles that we will face. Our courage and strength come from the Lord. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).
The fear and dread of urban communities and mountains unexpectedly disintegrating into the ocean as the consequence of an atomic impact torment countless individuals today. However, the psalmist says that regardless of whether the world ends, we need not have dread or fear.
Despite absolute destruction, he communicated a peaceful trust in God’s capability to save him. It appears to be difficult to think about the apocalypse and be unafraid. However, the Bible is clear, God is our refuge even despite all-out annihilation. He is not only a short-term retreat; he is our refuge that is everlasting and can give strength in any situation.
[Portions of this article are included with permission from author, teacher, and pastor Chris Swanson]
God’s Strength Is Always Enough
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