2 Corinthians 12:9-10
IT’S WORKING FOR YOU
“His power works best in my weakness… I take pleasure in my weakness, the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ… So I can boast of His power, that when I am weak…I am strong…”
How beautiful these words are, and how easily they roll off our lips…. Yeah, I didn’t think so! The reality is very different, isn’t it? Do you really feel strong when all hell is breaking loose around you?
In truth it’s so hard to feel strong, or to even see God in the middle of the mayhem, the pain, the hurt and confusion. However the beauty is that Christ can make us see and feel if we allow Him in, YES!! If we allow Him. Your Daddy God can see around the corners that you cannot, see beyond the mountains you cannot and He can steer you around the pot holes and craters on the road of life – but only if you allow Him.
That often quoted, but often unfathomable verse in Romans 8v28 says, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
Do you see it? Do you see that loaded word in the middle – EVERYTHING to work together! Thats everything..the weaknesses, the insults, the hardships, the persecutions, and troubles. If you believe the inerrancy of the living, breathing word of God, then you have to believe it all, not just the bits you like, the fluffy stuff. You have to put it all together into one beautiful, living, breathing tapestry and know that God is in control of everything, He is your strength in everything.
The definition of EVERYTHING is pretty simple…
ALL that exists
ALL that relates to the subject
ALL that is important to you
So even though we cannot see an outcome, even though we cannot see a way out, even though we cannot see the circumstances change, and they may not change, but God will give you a strength, an inbuilt endurance that passes all understanding to face it head on, and be able to declare and boast, by God’s Grace, by God’s mighty power I will remain strong!
Today Declare; I will remain strong in my weakness, when I am Insulted, in hardship, in persecution and in trouble. Because the power of Christ works through ME today and everyday and I know it, I BELIEVE IT, I declare it in Jesus Name!