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Pastor's Thoughts (November 20th)
“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 weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
2nd Corinthians 12:9-10
The words that Jesus spoke to Paul in this passage of Scripture speaks to me. In the previous verses, Paul speaks about his thorn in the flesh that he was given. He had an ailment and had asked the Lord to take it from him. Jesus let him know His grace would be sufficient. I have been weak this week. Migraines are debilitating and usually after the headache is gone, I am so tired for two to three days. I had a migraine this week. I had them often more than 20 years ago and then all of sudden they are back. Over the years, I have experience insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties.
It is difficult to delight in one’s weakness. I think of all the things I need to do that I do not feel like doing. That is my humanness. I could consider migraines my thorn in the flesh. And when I think about that there have been many things that could be a thorn in my flesh.
I am so thankful that Christ’s power rest on me for when I am weak, then I am strong in Him. Where are you weak today? Draw on His strength. His grace is sufficient.