Grace that Transcends Human Weakness
2 Corinthians 12:1-10

Shani Joseph
  MTC Dallas Farmers Branch, Texas
8.Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, 9. but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me

Troubles are not at our convenience. Struggle is not in our daily schedule. However, Paul flips the perspective on what struggle is in verse 9 -10. The thorns in our lives may make us feel weak and helpless with a side order of heartache and vulnerability, but these trials help reveal God’s Grace in our lives. In our weakness, we are able to become humble, to persevere and grow in faith. Our greatest problems may force us to humble ourselves and strengthen our perseverance in Christ. As we continue to become persistent in Christ, we are able to build our identity in Him. Humility and perseverance are not characteristics of the weak, but the abundance of God’s Grace. We may not be able to solve all of our struggles but we have the assurance that there is someone who is greater than ourselves who can help us.

Our inability, our weakness, is an opportunity to invest in faith in Jesus Christ. In depression, in hopelessness, or in guilt, we have Christ who has provided Grace that transcends human weakness. What that means is our imperfections are made perfect solely in Him. Therefore we may boast in our flaws because God’s Grace has enabled us to be free from worry and doubt, however it does not quite mean free from struggle or weakness.

Our biggest struggle in  being a Christian is,  because we are sinners and so prone to do evil more than good. But, on the other hand, our biggest strength is Christ, who lives in us. “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.”2 Corinthians 12:9-10.


We pray that when we struggle, we run to you for comfort. When we go through the worst of times, let us remember those are the times you’re calling us to make us strong in you. Thank you for your Grace that is made sufficient in our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
“Deny your weakness, and you will never realize God's strength in you”.  Joni Eareckson Tada

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