2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
The Apostle Paul was blessed in his calling by God. He was given great revelations and visions concerning the Lord. As such, he was worried that people might see him or hear him above what he was, just another man with weaknesses and infirmities. But God gave him a thorn in his side to keep him humble, a thorn Paul was so pained by that he begged the Lord to remove it three times.
How did the Lord respond? “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” The Lord wouldn’t remove Paul’s thorn, but He gave Paul the grace he needed to endure it, and Paul boasted in his weakness because it was through his weakness that the power of Christ was displayed.
You might be asking, “Why has God allowed this in my life? Why am I suffering? Why am I struggling? Why?” You might be asking God to take something away, to relieve you of some discomfort or some circumstance of life that causes you pain. And the Lord may be answering you the same way He answered Paul. “My grace is sufficient for you.”
The Lord will give you the grace to endure whatever trial He allows in your life. The weaker the human instrument, the more clearly God’s grace shines through. Like Paul, you can boast in your infirmities because God’s grace is sufficient, and His strength is perfectly displayed through your weakness.
Paul took no pleasure in his pain, and neither will you, but Paul did take pleasure in the fact that Christ’s power was revealed through him. Like Paul, you can take comfort in knowing that Christ’s grace is sufficient, and His power is displayed through your weakness.
Have a God Filled Week,