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Strength in Weakness

This week has been pretty tough.  Crazy emotions.  Frustrating circumstances. Unanswered questions.  Deadlines hanging over my head.  But through it all, God’s grace shines through the chaos and He has placed a peace in my heart that passes all understanding.  I always pray that He’ll teach me love, patience and endurance but I don’t always appreciate the way in which He chooses to teach me. But I’m grateful and humbled for the lessons of life.  My God is so great =)

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.  Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  Therefore I take pleasure in my infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”   2 Cor 12:9-10 KJV

I’ve always been familiar with verse 9. But just now, typing the scripture out, it’s verse 10 that hits me.  Who glories in their necessities?  When you desperately need something you’re not getting, the natural thing to do is gripe about it.  Who glories in their distress? their weaknesses?

One whose only purpose in life is giving glory and honor to the Creator of all.

Have mercy! Lord, help my unbelief and selfishness!  A princess of the Most High doesn’t lower herself to the depths of despair because she knows in Whom she believes.  She know in Whom she has complete faith.  She knows the One who walks beside her.  She trusts His heart for He loves with an everlasting love.  She worries not about tomorrow but revels in the peace of today.

Glory to God for bringing me through another week! <3

Originally posted on 4.12.2012