Friday, February 19, 2016

Perfect in Weakness



Are there days when you are left emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted?  I'm sure there are! Perhaps every day is like that for you. The above scripture from 2 Corinthians 12:9 gives us a promise that:

HIS GRACE is SUFFICIENT 
It’s enough!!
It’s the perfect amount. 
HIS POWER is made PERFECT in weakness.

No matter our trials, praise is possible. I know this because I've experienced it. When I've reached out to God for help and strength, He has NEVER failed me. I am strongest (through Him) when I am emotionally, physically 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 without my trials, there would be no "Little Birdie Blessings", a blog of Christian encouragement. I wouldn't be empathetic toward others, and I certainly wouldn't have a heart for women's ministry.

Elizabeth Prentiss, born 1818 in my home state of Maine had this to say about her trials:

Much of my experience of life has cost me a great price and I wish to use it for strengthening and comforting other souls.   You can read more about this great woman of faith here: Elizabeth Prentiss

The graphic I used in this post was one of the first digital graphics I made, about 5 years ago. It makes me happy to look at it. The WORDart was designed by Karen at Papercraft Memories  You can find lots of free WORDart on her blog.

Thank you for visiting today. I trust and pray you will be encouraged by God's word and claim this as one of the verses for your own life.

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8 comments:

Sylvia said...

I too claim this verse,it has gotten me back on the right path many times in my life when I was down. God has never forsaken me, He is my strength! Thanks for reminding us of God's great Love for us, Abby.
Have a Blessed day!

Four11Lady said...

Thank you so much for always sharing the right words at the right time for me. Thanks be to God!

Vee said...

That is a beautiful graphic. Now I am off to learn more about this Maine woman.

Maxine D said...

Thank you Abby - this is gorgeous - and timely. I have been having a pity party as DD and family have shared their 'summer cold' and I am currently not a happy camper. God is good no matter how I am feeling!
Blessings
Maxine

Lady Linda said...

Very nice. I want to read more about the lady you shared with us!
Hope you have a good weekend.

JES said...

Thank you for sharing this graphic and a bit about Mrs. Prentiss! That quote is a favorite of mine! :)

And thank you for taking the time to encourage us!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Abby, what blessing this post was.. and the lovely graphic.

I have never heard of Elizabeth Prentiss coming from Downunder so found this very interesting indeed... and have shared it onto others..

Every blessing of our LORD as you walk you path of life with Him,
Shaz in Oz.x

Linda Born said...

I am feeling weak physically and overwhelmed emotionally, and so this is timely..it is a good reminder that I don't have to fear the obligations that are ahead of me, because the Lord is my strength. Thank you, Abby.