2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me
Most people (me included) do not enjoy feeling weak, appearing weak, or having any sort of weaknesses. But in this passage, we are told that Jesus’s power is made perfect in our weaknesses. But wait, is this the only way to become powerful? By admitting our weaknesses? Yes, it is. This is why, when we feel strong, we become prideful, and we begin to have a sense of self-sufficiency. An attitude of self-sufficiency separates us from God. In fact, when you feel strong, it is probably easier for you to think that you no longer need God. However, this is not the case when you have a keen awareness of your weaknesses. When you acknowledge your weaknesses, you become strong, because that is when you finally allow God’s grace to give you the kind of strength that is not within yourself. You were not made to live a self-sufficient life. You were made by God so that you could have a reliant relationship upon Him, much like a small child relies on their loving parents to take care of them. More than anything else, your weaknesses have the ability to point you toward God and His grace, love, and mercy. Naturally, we want to ignore or deny our weaknesses, whether it is disease, a family disaster, a deep depression, or an everyday temptation. Honestly, you should not be upset about your weaknesses, but instead accept them as God’s gift to you because they are reminders, they are reminders of just how much you need God and His grace. So the next time you notice a weakness in your abilities, don’t just get mad and then try really hard to be a better person. Rather, allow your weakness to show you how much you need God, and then run to Him. For when you run to Him, He will always welcome you with open arms full of grace, and His grace for you will be more than enough to strengthen you.