June 16, 2019
Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 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 Corinthians 12:8-10 (ESV)
True spiritual strength is birthed from dependence and true reliance on God! Sometimes God must force us to see that His “grace is sufficient” and that His “power is made perfect in weakness.” For men, this is quite the paradox. Often we feel we are not allowed to be vulnerable or must not admit weakness in order to be a STRONG man. Yet, the Bible teaches us contrary to this message.