I know that I will have a busy week filled with lots of challenges with a pretty long to-do list. My human frailities and weaknesses could very well be tested. And this includes more than sneaking an extra swallow of Great Lakes Red.
I know the limits of my strength for such stuff. That's where this morning's devotion from Radio Bible Class becomes personally relevant. It's about how God uses his strength to be made perfect in my weakness.
The text for the devotion is from 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 where the Apostle Paul talks about "three thorns" in his flesh and how he prayed for God to take them away. Here's what he said:
8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
It's a strong message and promise. I need God's help in believing this. I want my heart to believe and embrace it. I want this to be part of me.