“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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.'” 2 Cor. 12:9-10
I love the juxtaposition of a cool breeze on a sunny day or the flicker of a fire in the dark of night. So when Paul says, “When I’m weak, then I’m strong,” I’m intrigued.
Nobody likes to be weak. We want to appear confident, strong, and capable. But in this world, we all have weaknesses. But we don’t have to be victims of our less-than-perfect circumstances. Often we can’t control what is going on around us, but we can control what’s going on inside us.
In our strength, we come up short because we are dust. But, our Creator, who has the power to breathe life into man gives us grace for the circumstance. We can find strength in weakness knowing God is able to use what appears bad at the moment, for good.