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God is Stronger

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. 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 had a nasty rash all over my body, and I found out that its name was called pityriasis rosacea. I felt like Job in the Old Testament. It lasted for about a month, but a couple of weeks went by, and I thought it would never go away. I cried out to God to take it away, but it just ran its course.

It made me want to scratch my skin off at times, and I hated my body. Although God didn’t just heal me instantly, I sure did thank Him when my skin got back to normal, but sometimes we have to go through things in life, and the answer to our problems is not to blame God but to be grateful for life.

We have to be willing to accept God’s answer to our prayers. Often times He’ll say yes to our request, but sometimes He says no, and that’s ok, even though it might not feel ok. God has a plan that we can’t see, and He knows best.

Look back at the beginning of verse 9. Paul says, “But…,” and that’s because he had asked God to deliver Him from an issue in his body, but God said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” God was telling Paul that He was using Paul’s issue for His glory. God allowed it so that he wouldn’t be arrogant and proud in his calling as an apostle. He wanted Paul to depend on the power of God.

Then Paul says, “Therefore…,” meaning because of this I will embrace my weakness for God is with me and He’s God my back. Paul goes even further and says, “I’ll do even more than that! I will delight and take joy in all of my troubles and pains because, in these things, Christ’s power works through me!”

Let the power of Christ rest upon you today! We might not always be one hundred percent, but God is even more than that. The grace of God, meaning His favor and power in our lives, is good enough to do everything we need Him to do in our lives, and it’s also good enough for us to do everything He wants us to do for Him in our lives.

Salvation Plan

Today, if you have not received Salvation or you would like to rededicate your life back to Christ, say this prayer:

God, I know that I am a sinner. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins, and I ask you to forgive me. Jesus, I believe that you died on the cross and rose from the grave, for me. I open my heart and life for You to come in, and I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You, God for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read the Book of John in the Bible. Find out who Christ is, and how He loves you, yes you!

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