2 Corinthians 12:7b -10
Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 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. 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.
Reflection. What the heck does this mean, "for my power is made perfect in weakness," and "For when I am weak, then I am strong." Add to this the thought of delighting in weaknesses and insults and hardships and persecutions and difficulties. That really is so different from the way of the world. The world seems to delight in power and strength and self-confidence, certainly not in weakness. Surely this can only be possible for us because Jesus's "grace is sufficient for you." We can live and love because Jesus lives and loves and loves and lives.
Prayer. Loving, living Lord Jesus, may I always know your all sufficient grace at work in and through me. Amen.