2 Corinthians 12:9-10
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. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.
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Apostle Paul had some ailment or disorder that he called his "thorn in the flesh." He asked God to take it away but Paul heard something else which he shared with us and those words became more powerful than knowing that Paul suffered. There is no doubt that some of us suffer more than others. Some of us bleed out because we don't know what else to do. We want the world to know our suffering. Some wear their grief and pain in such a way that they testify to the strength needed to face another day with grace. We all have pain. Some pain splatters the hearts of those around us. Some pain sings "Jesus loves me this I know..."
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Little ones, Lord, to you belong. We are weak but you are strong. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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