When I Am Weak
by Randy Chambers, 2016-08-30
2 Corinthians 12:10, NIV: 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.
Our greatest weakness is not that which causes us to fail, but the pride that
keeps us from admitting it. Like it or not—we are weak. We would like to think
that we are strong and can independently handle the things of our lives. Even
work we do in service to the Lord often raises pride in us as we try to glorify
God, but without help from any others—this so that people will see what we alone
have done in His name. But let us see ourselves as we are, and personal regard
is of little consequence. The work of God becomes more important than
self-esteem, and we learn to unashamedly lean on Him and others in our weakness.
As we humbly accept our imperfections, pride loses its power to inhibit us from
walking strongly in Christ. And then we discover first hand what Paul expressed,
“For when I am weak, then I am strong.”