• Weakness •
The culture of Jesus is truly wonderful. Have you ever heard anyone tell you that being weak is acceptable? No, I haven’t either. Until I read what Paul wrote.
In 2 Corinthians 12:9, he wrote, “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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.”
The first time I came upon this verse, my head was full of question marks. ??????????????? Why would anyone boast in their weakness? Aren’t we supposed to be strong instead?
Years later, which is today (not literally), I finally understand. I didn’t understand before because I didn’t give Christ my life. I held on to the reins, thinking I could do almost everything on my own, because surely I know how to distinguish right and wrong?
But the truth is, We ARE weak. Even if we are strong in some way, we weren’t made to rely on ourselves anyway. We weren’t made to be independent. Instead, we were made to rely FULLY on God. This isn’t a sign of weakness. In fact, it’s an incredibly smart move.
God knows you, your friends, and the whole world! Nothing escapes his attention. Hence, God knows the best for you.
Once I started asking God’s opinion more and relying on God more in different aspects of my life, I realized doing things on my own was so... tiring. When I was trying on my own, I had to rely on my own feeble strength. I had to rely on myself to calm down, to quit being angry, to try and be patient, to feel better after I cry, to choose the right choice in dilemmas, and so much more. But now, I just ask God to take away my negative emotions and replace it with His peace, I just cry to Him and ask Him to comfort me, or I just ask Him to lead the way because He knows best.
So that is why I will boast in my weakness. Because where I am weak, God will provide His grace and strength. And His grace and strength are always sufficient.
Come to Jesus today and cast all of your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Come to the altar, the Father’s arms are open wide.