The scripture for today, December 9, is2nd Corinthians 12:9as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“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 moregladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
Oh how much we need to be reminded of this scripture. We all have weaknesses. Do we lament the hand we were dealt? Do welament the country we were born in, the family we were born into, the physical limitations we were born with, the mental, emotional orphysical deficiencies we ended up with?
This is your chance! Those weaknesses! Go around others with the same weakness you have with joy in your heart, gladness on yourlips and a continual gleam in your eyes! Let God’s strength shine in your weakness!
When people begin to sympathize with you, interrupt them and tell them how much God loves you, and how much God loves them! Encourage your “encouragers.” Let them go away from you with a new understanding of the blessings of weakness!
And perhaps be a little more thankful for their own.
The scripture for today, April 11, is Exodus 4:11 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
“Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord?”
This is a dynamic verse, for it helps answer questions of, “If God is so good, why did he allow me/my relative to become deaf/blind?”.
God gives each of us an assignment in life. Everyone has something to overcome. The challenge is for us to do it with the smile of faith on our lips.
Paul said in 2nd Corinthians 12:10, “For Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses….For when I am weak, then I am strong!” If God did not believe you or your relative or friend could handle your affliction, he would not allow you to have it. It’s almost as if the more affliction you have, the more faith God is showing in you. And the more we have to rely on God, the more faith we can show in God.
After all, 2nd Corinthians 6:1 says we are workers together with God. This is your assignment. What a privilege!