Good grief…got the power?

Yesterday’s Reading contains my favorite Scripture passage.  It has kept me going for many years!

* but he [God] said to me,

“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses,* in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.

Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.*  2Cor 12:9-10

If you read Chapter 11 on, you can see how Paul, against all odds, not only overcomes but boasts of his weakness.  He is not a proud man.  He tells us of all his struggles only to show us that we can do it too.  So when you are feeling down or overwhelmed, remember that being weak has a bonus – the power of Christ.  Make a little room so that you can be filled with grace.  A little goes a long way.


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