His Power In My Weakness

Today has been a very painful day. You would think I had 3 or 4 broken ribs on my right side. The pain can feel crippling with whatever is torn inside. One minute you’re nauseous and the next minute you feel like crying. I’m finally able to swallow another healing season. Only God knows how long it will take for this to ease off.

Tomorrow, if things aren’t any better I will get a pain shot. Then, maybe I will see if the doctor might prescribe me some steroids. Overall, the rest of me is doing fine. Yes, this pain is doing its best to knock the air out of my sails. However, I’m very happy to say that I’m far from waving my white flag of surrender.

This is just another test at a time when I really needed my strength. Today I had a lot to do in preparation for our Sunday Easter services. Even in one of my weakest moments I could feel the Holy Spirit picking me up. I had to rely on the same resurrection power I seek to preach to others. I keep finding that especially in my weakest moments God’s strength is so evident.

While I certainly don’t like feeling this way. I love discovering that everything doesn’t rest on my strength. It’s all about Jesus pumping through my veins. Sometimes God has to get us off his platform. Sometimes we have to fall down so that Christ can be lifted up. Praise God His strength is constant when our strength is gone.

“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.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

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