2 Corinthians 12:9 —- 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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
We are living in a world that is cursed because of sin. One of the curses is death, and if you have not as yet felt the pain of having a loved one die, in time you will.
We have five forms of weakness or I would say PAIN areas in our life
- weaknesses , inabilities
- insults ,those things which add insult to injury.
- Hardships serious, urgent needs
- persecutions (being hunted like an animal)
- calamities (pressure and stress)
God made a wonderful promise to Paul; and God makes the same promise to all of us as well through the Scriptures. This clearly states that we do not have to depend on their own resources, for example, their strength, skills, intelligence or money.
We need this promise, because our own resources may fail. Even the strongest person can quickly become weak. An intelligent person may not know what to do. A rich person may lose his money. A healthy person may become ill.
However, God’s grace (kindness) never fails. In every situation, his kindness satisfies us completely.
There is a sense in which all you need to know when facing your weaknesses.
Living by faith in God’s grace means being satisfied with all that God is for us in Jesus. Therefore, faith will not shrink back from what reveals and magnifies all that God is for us in Jesus.
If we feel and look self-sufficient, we will get the glory, not Christ. So, Christ chooses the weak things of the world
We can be content with our weakness because the Lord’s grace is sufficient for us. And we can boast in our weakness because that’s when Christ’s power is made perfect. For when we are weak, then we are strong.
As a Christian one should be content in weaknesses and difficulties because we have our salvation, which is enough, and in those moments we show God to be strong working through us. Meanwhile, we take satisfaction in knowing His grace to us in Christ is sufficient to deliver us from sin and death one day.
Therefore, our weaknesses do not need to be taken away by God in order for us to have hope and joy. We find those things knowing We belong to God and He can accomplish much through us despite weaknesses.
When we have received a right relationship with God, his grace, kindness is constantly working in our lives. His grace works both in us, and through us. It works in us, because Christ lives in us. Therefore, his strength is in our lives, even when we ourselves are weak. Also, his grace works through us, to benefit other people. That happens when God uses us to bring other people into a right relationship with him.
When we are weak, then we can become strong. Paul boasted of his weakness because it brought God into his life with stunning power. Paul became an empty vessel and Christ lived through him, accomplishing amazing things. This great privilege is open to all of us. This is possible only when we empty ourselves so that we can be filled with something better.
The Lord always hears and answers his people sooner or later, in one form or another, though not always in the way and manner we desire; but yet in such a way as is most for his glory and our good.