2 Corinthians 12:7-10: And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 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. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Meditation: Oh that we would learn that what makes us weak is good for us. It is only when we realize that we are not strong and humble ourselves before God that the power of Christ may rest upon us. I do not like to admit my weaknesses, but I know that if I don’t I will become proud. Rather I need to know that accepting my weakness is the very thing that allows me to receive His grace and power.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to not think of myself more highly than I ought. I know I am a beggar in need of your strength everyday. I am nothing without you. Amen.