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When Weakness Becomes Strength

2 Corinthians 12:10 “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake:  for when I am weak, then am I strong.”

This, to me, is one of those verses that confirm the fact that man was truly inspired by God when writing Scriptures.  The natural man would not ever write such things.  I have often wondered what caused the Lord to instill such qualities into those that follow Him.  I am at the same reminded that God placed us here on earth to give Him glory.  The greatest display of God’s strength is discovered in our greatest moments of weakness.  The reason we can take pleasure in such difficult circumstances is because it gives God the opportunity to display His greatness.  God wants to take us to the place of “I can’t” to the place of “He can”.  It is at the moment where we say “I can’t” that God says “He can”.  This verse teaches a great principle that when we are at weakest, God is at His strongest.  The reason we can call are times of weakness our greatest moments of strength is because those are the moments that God gets to display His sovereign power.  When we make statements like…

“I don’t know what else to do.”

“I have done everything I know to do.”

It is during the times of making these statements that we must realize that God has got us in the exact place He desires us to be.  We must learn to quit operating in our own strength and start relying on God’s strength.

Today’s Challenge:  Realize that your greatest moments of weakness, gives God His greatest opportunity to display His power and strength through you.

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