“Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:10
I was able to go to an adoration/praise and worship service tonight and the Lord spoke to me using this verse. I’ve been really struggling lately with my weaknesses and sin. I have been feeling alone and unworthy of God’s love. I have been spending time in prayer not recognizing God there with me. I’ve been feeling abandoned. I kept thinking that the Lord was not with me in my weakness, He was not with me in my struggles, He couldn’t understand my frustrations. I forgot, as I often do, that in those moments the Lord is there with me even more. In those struggles I am brought closer to Christ because He suffered as we suffer. In my struggles, I encounter the cross more than I ever could in my strengths. It is in my weakness that I realize my need for the Lord. It is in my weakness that I recognize my need for a savior. And it is through that need that the Lord comes to me. He clings to me as I cling to Him. It is in my weakness that He strengthens me. It is in my weakness that He can show His true glory because when I truly have nothing to give it is Him who works through me.