I hope this new day finds all of you happy and healthy! I know there are many on the road, traveling for vacations or summer trips. Be safe and may God be with you every mile and every day.
I know I have written about grace before, I have also written about weakness. Maybe because it is a common place to be, weak and in need of the wonderful grace of our Lord. I find myself there too often. The scripture at the beginning of the following article says it all though. As you read it, let it soak in and fill your heart.
Every day, we go through changes and meet challenges. When that happens, remember you are not on your own. We are empowered by the Holy Spirit and through that can meet every change and challenge. They may not be easy, but you are not alone.
In His light,
Power in Weakness
The Daniel Plan
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.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
Any process of change exposes our weaknesses. We want to make changes, but when we bump up against our weaknesses, we can get discouraged and think change is impossible. And it may be impossible—if we were on our own.
But we’re not on our own. God has given us his free gift of the Holy Spirit who lives in us and empowers us. We only need to ask, “Holy Spirit, please help me to accomplish this,” and he is there with us in power.
Don’t expect him to make the process effortless or smooth, because he wants your weaknesses to show off the fact that his power is accomplishing everything. So, don’t demand perfection of yourself; aim for progress in little steps, and celebrate your weaknesses. When you are weak, God is strong. His grace truly is sufficient.
Food for Thought: You can boast of your weaknesses when God is providing the power to overcome.