Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bible Verse Thursday ~ Perfect in Weakness

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. 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. II Corinthians 12:9-10

It just so happens that as I write this, it's my birthday (September).  A perfect time for me to reflect on this scripture and how the Lord has strengthened me at my weakest moments. I am not one who wants to dwell on myself. However, I feel the need to share why this particular verse speaks to me as it does. I have had multiple health problems for years. The most troubling is a neurological disorder which manifests itself every day with one symptom or another. Some days are particularly difficult and leave me emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted. I feel WEAK.

This scripture gives me a promise, that
HIS GRACE is SUFFICIENT for me. 
It’s enough!!
It’s the perfect amount.
HIS POWER is made PERFECT in weakness.

I could choose to resist God’s power on me and succumb to “woe is me” but I choose not to. We are not always responsible for our circumstances but we are responsible for how we react. No matter our trials, praise is possible. I reach out to Him for help, for strength and He NEVER fails me. He promises never to give me more than I can bear. I am strongest (through Him) when I am physically, emotionally and mentally the weakest. I am thankful to God for allowing me to have the various trials I’ve had over the years. I guarantee I wouldn’t be seeking him wholeheartedly, were it not for my physical infirmities.

 
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Thanks for stopping by my friends, would love to hear what this scripture means to you if you'd like to share in the comment section.   I  hope you enjoy the digital scrapbook page I made for you. 


6 comments:

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

What a lovely post - and Happy Birthday tomorrow, Abby!! You were born in my very favorite month. I will keep you in my prayers. You are such an encouragement to others, even in your own trials.

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

P.S. I meant HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!! Can you believe I thought it was August 31st today....LOL

Sheila A. said...

Dearest Abby, Wishing a special birthday to a special lady. God bless you today and always.

GCgirl said...

Abby, what a beautiful post/project! I will continue to pray that your paperwork shows up, AND that you enjoy this day that blessed us with the gift of you!

Tora´s Vintage Dream said...

Happy birthday Abby, I really do hope that you are feeling better, I know those "bad" days always come again but the GOOD days are there also. I´m sorry for not sending you any e-mail lately it´s just been a very bad time for me these last 4-6 weeks - that does not mean that I do not think of you my friend, because I really do.
My prayers go to you and I hope that you´ll have a good weekend.

Shoregirl said...

Oh my -- in my blog absence I missed your birthday!
A VERY HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to my special friend -- and thank you for sharing this verse with us. Another one of those 'I needed that' moments!