Friday, October 7, 2011

My Weakness, His Strength

I'm at Blissfully Domestic today, talking about the limitations of me and the grandness of God.  Would you join me over there?
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In this world, being weak is not often a viable option.  The weak are the ones picked last for the kickball teams.  The weak are the ones that fold under pressure and don’t often make it up the rungs of the corporate ladder.  The weak are the ones who often get the leftovers because they don’t have the strength to fight for what they need.  At worst, the weak get kicked even further down.  At best, we give them our sympathies.  It’s a cruel world, so buck up and just be strong.  Weaknesses should be shunned.

And yet, the Bible offers another perspective.  In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul shares how he has asked the Lord three times to remove “a thorn in his side” that continues to torment him.  It is a weakness in his body or in his spirit that saps his strength.  God doesn’t respond to Paul’s request by plucking out said thorn.  Instead, He tells Paul this:
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  (2 Corinthians 12: 9)
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