2 Corinthians 12:9-10 is one of my favourite Bible verses.
9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
The writer of this portion of Scripture, the Apostle Paul, experienced a ‘thorn in the flesh’ and other weaknesses and we are told of this in 2 Corinthians 12:7-9. There is a lot of debate as to what exactly the thorn in the flesh was but many have speculated that it could be a physical ailment. We don’t know and it really doesn’t matter. The bottom line of this particular section of scripture is that the Apostle Paul experienced the amazing power of Christ in his times of weakness… divine power that gave him strength when he had none. Every one of us have weaknesses in particular areas of our lives.
God can use these weaknesses, like the Apostle Paul’s to make us stronger. I think it is in the darkest of times that is when we can draw closer to Christ. We can experience peace, joy, comfort and a deeper relationship with Him like never before. When we think we can’t go on any longer, that is when we can fall down at the feet of Christ, turn to Him in dependency and experience his amazing all-sufficiency!
When we look at and reflect upon our sin and our guilt, that is when we can think back to Christ and the finished work He did for us on the cross and that in itself is so amazing and something that should really boost our faith in Him!
Isn’t it so wonderful that God promises His grace as totally sufficient for us?