The greater our accomplishments for God, the more we recognize (and even appreciate) His wisdom in allowing us to live with difficulties. “Difficulties” take many forms–like—flaws, unmet needs, physical ailments, and cantankerous people—to name a few. However, difficulties reveal our weaknesses; and our greatest weaknesses keep us dependent upon God as our greatest strength and thus, we remain humble in our greatest accomplishments.

Paul the Apostle, arguably the most important Christian of the early church, wrote: “So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh…to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave 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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9‬) Paul boasted not in his greatness…but rather, in his weakness because that’s how God’s glory was maximized through his life. Our insurmountable weaknesses give us excellent opportunities to live for God’s glory. 

Such wisdom is alien to our culture where strength is idolized!

Think about the difficulties you are struggling with today—are you fighting and scrapping so hard that you feel beaten down? Or, worse yet, have you become so strong that your pride keeps you from experiencing the power of God? When we learn to give our weaknesses to God and allow Him to guide us to overcome them, we experience a strength the world doesn’t understand.

The daily battle is tough, but remember it is temporary. Paul wrote, “For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”(2 Corinthians‬ 4:17-18‬)

The struggle isn’t easy; however, Jesus promised to make our burdens lighter. (Matthew 11:29) The closer we get to Him, the more His incomparable strength lighten the burden of our affliction!   ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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