Wednesday, March 16, 2011

POV Wednesday - Strong Weakness

2 Corinthians 12:10 “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.”

I confess, I’m the last to volunteer for all that this verse implicates.

I tend to delight in strength, praise, smooth roads and pampering. Just like the rest of the world.

And I don’t think that’s in and of itself altogether bad. (Ah… even now I don’t completely surrender!)

But when weakness, insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties DO arise, I need to delight in those too.

That’s difficult to do with a standard American world-view. It’s impossible without a relationship with Christ. It’s necessary and should even be desired because TRUE strength is in Christ alone. My strength pales in comparison to Jesus’ strength. The strength my problems exert also shrinks next to the strength of my Perfect Lover – which is exactly the point. Any strength aside from God’s strength is weakness. Knowing that I’ve got His power backing me up, holding me up, is all the strength I need in order to delight in the world’s attacks.

It’s a matter of perspective. J

How do you see it?

May Christ’s power rest on you today! (2 Cor. 12:9)

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