His Grace, My Weakness

2 Corinthians 12:9
...my grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.

That is God's words to the ApostlePaul after he gave him a thorn in his life. We don't know what it is. The bible never says. But whatever it was it was a major hindrance in his work and mission. (you can read about it in 2 Corinthians 12)

Most of us have heard the verse, for when I am weak, then I am strong. That phrase finishes out the passage. But these words, directly from God to one of the greatest apostles, is what struck me. "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness."

The fact the God's power is displayed in our weakness should give us encouragement and hope. It’s not our energy, efforts or talents; it’s our dependence on God that brings about our power in our mission and every day.

We all have weaknesses. We can take pleasure in them and not be ashamed like Paul. For those weaknesses humble us, builds empathy and character, and strengthens our reliance on Christ.

As strong women (and men), we do not like to be dependent on someone, but through our weakness, we must depend in God. Only his power will make us effective for him and will help us do the work that has lasting value.

Grace and power,