“Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me….for when I am weak, then I am strong.”
2 Corinthians 12:8-11 (NLT)
I am often surprised at God’s grace in my life; the times when I feel far away from Him or when I feel like I have let my Heavenly Father down, it’s in those times that I feel God uses me most. Why is it when we feel weak, useless, hopeless, and even faithless that God uses us most? The answer simply is because it is in those times that we have nothing but to trust in His strength! God works best when we recognise that we cant do things on our own or in our own strength.
Paul highlights this in today’s passage. Whatever Paul’s weakness was, he prayed for it to be taken away. Yet each time Paul prayed, the Lord reminded him that His grace was all he needed. Paul recognised His need for God’s strength through his weakness.
This is a great reminder for us as we journey into a new year. We will face many challenges, trials and tests of our character but if we hold fast to God’s strength then we will overcome all things. It is in our weakness that He is made strong!! You have a purpose and God wants to use your seed to plant into His kingdom.
A piece of Gold, a pile of mud, which is more useful?
The gold of course!!
But to a seed?
Don’t underestimate your seed, you have a purpose.