When you read the name of this Thought for the Day, what did you think? I think that there is probably a unanimous belief that weakness is not something to aspire to. In every aspect of life, this is for the most part a true statement. But in the Kingdom of God, that is not the case. The Apostle Paul prayed over and over to be released from the pain in his side, but God’s response was far different than what Paul was expecting…2 Corinthians 12:9 and 10b says,
“But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me….for when I am weak, then I am strong.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 and 10b are my life verses. The idea of strength through weakness has always intrigued me. Grace is such an incredible aspect of God’s love for us, He freely offers all that we need, even though we do not deserve it. In Charles Stanley’s Life Principles Bible he made this profound statement…
“Regardless of your situation, you can trust this principle: Whatever brings you to your knees in weakness carries the greatest potential for your personal success and spiritual victory.”
“What the world views as strong is really nothing more than weakness under wraps.”
I love that, “What the world views as strong is really nothing more than weakness under wraps.” but in the Kingdom of God that is the complete opposite.
So what value is there in weakness? Tremendous value…when your are working in partnership with God!!