The Great Place of Weakness

Today a wise mentor reminded me about the “great place” of weakness. It’s a greater position! It’s a greater posture to then receive the power and sufficiency of Christ.

What a mystery! What a curious thing to grasp!

We offer weakness and know, by experience, that “God’s power is made perfect in weakness.” The New Living translation of 2 Corinthians 12:9 says it like this:

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

How strange to know more and more that God’s power works best in weakness. Sometimes, I’m learning, God brings us exactly to these very weak places–emotionally and physically (even spiritually)–so we understand something new and different about Jesus.

Lastly, my wise friend prayed for me that, after weakness, I might know a deeper and different form of joy. Isn’t that a wonderful prayer for us all?

A deeper and different form of joy. Yes! 

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