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Pastor's Thoughts (July 15th)
“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.” That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2nd Corinthians 12:9-10
Right before these two verses Paul is pleading with God to take away a thorn in his flesh that he said was given to him in order to not become conceited. He also said it was a messenger of Satan sent to torment him.
If there ever was a time, I have needed God’s grace because of weakness it is now. He says in verse 9 Christ power is made perfect in weakness. God called me to minister to His children. The ministry has been so different since March. I am learning new ways to minister to His people and I can agree with Paul, “when I am weak, then I am strong.” I have been thinking what “thorn” is it that I deal with. I am thankful for God’s grace during this hard time. The “thorn” today I am reflecting on in my life is change. Change is hard. I need to humbly adapt and trust the Lord in the midst of change. I am trying to delight in difficulties and hardships. I can trust the Lord with my weaknesses.
What are you facing today? Where do you need God’s grace in your life?