Finding Pleasure in Weakness  Guest Contributor // September 3, 2020
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by PamFord Davis

Why do I assume that weakness equates failure?

When I admit my weaknesses, I exhibit strength of character. Through weakness, I find supernatural strength.

Consider the compelling testimony of Apostle Paul:

“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. So I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, catastrophes, persecutions, and in pressures, because of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 2:9-10 HCS).”

Consider some of the key words in his message: grace, sufficient, power, weakness, boast, Christ’s power, pressures, weak, and strong.

I am prone to see weakness as being negative, and strength as positive. Paul’s testimony opens new meaning to the key words. He found pleasure in weakness; he received God’s strength.

Focus on another of his divinely inspired messages to believers:

“Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength (Ephesians 6:10 HCS).”

Amen and Amen.

 

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