Let’s Talk About Weakness… {More Than Fine}

I [Paul] was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then He told me,

“My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.”

Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.

2 Corinthians 12:9, The Message

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Do you have a “handicap” in your marriage?  One you have asked God to take away?  What limitations have “cut you down to size?”  

Maybe it isn’t your marriage that is being attacked by Satan.  But possibly your sweet spouse is in the heat of a fiery trial.   Overworked?  Underpaid?  In relational strife?  The house is falling apart?  The bills are too much?  His health seems to be failing? What area could Christ move in on that weakness and take over?

Or are you personally needing the reminder to quit focusing on your limitation,  but instead appreciate the gift of struggle as an avenue to grow stronger.

Where do you need Christ to speak…

“My grace is enough; it’s all you need.  

My strength comes into its own in your weakness.”

This morning let us pray together and receive this Truth…  “My grace is sufficient for you.”

picmonkey_imageLord, thank you for a new week and all of the new mercies that come with the rising of the sun.  Today we praise You for keeping us in “constant touch with our limitations.”   Satan’s angels do their best to get me down; pushing me to my knees, at times.  But this morning, I view it as a gift, and receive your words,My grace is enough; it’s all you need.  My strength comes into its own in your weakness.”  Lord, I pray for my marriage today and ask you to move in on my weaknesses as a wife/husband.  Forgive me where I have sinned against my spouse and let us move forward, empowered by your strength and grace.  Lord, I also pray for (spouse’s name).  I ask that you would “just take over” the areas they feel weak, attacked or defeated.  I stand in the gap, interceding on their behalf today.  Thank you for the upside-downess of the Kingdom.  For in You, the weaker we get, the stronger we become.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

 

 

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