Cross the Bridge - May 19, 2016

I Love Being Weak - Thursday, May 19th 2016

2 Corinthians 12:10

"Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

"I take pleasure in infirmities." This is a very odd statement from the Apostle Paul. How is it possible that we can take pleasure in the hardships and trials of life? We can take pleasure in these things because when we are being attacked & our strength is disappearing, we can know that the power of God is about to break through in our lives.

When we are weak, God is strong on our behalf. When we find ourselves at the end of ourselves, God is there to carry us the rest of the way. He is our hope when we get those bad diagnoses because we know that healing is coming in this life or the next. He is our power when faced with temptation because we know that He will provide a way out. He is our source of love when facing an unloving world because we know the suffering He went through on the cross for us. Yes, life is hard and the pain that we endure seems overwhelming, but in Christ, we have everything we need to endure unto victory. Next time you are facing something that is overwhelming; rejoice because when you are weak then you are God strong!

Life Lesson: When I am weak, I am God strong.

Dear God,
Thank You for the strength You provide. Thank You for the hope that I can hold on to. Thank You for Your power made perfect in my weakness. I know that I will fall short in the battles of life, but I also know that you have already overcome the world so that I can rejoice in my weakness. Give me the strength and wisdom to trust in Your strength all the days of my life. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge

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