"Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong."
~ 2 Corinthians 12:10
One of the most difficult things that we can experience is weakness. In today's world our times when we seem to, or appear to be weak can be detrimental in so many ways.
I often see times when I am weak as moments when vulnerability overcomes the current situation and I see it for what it is. Being vulnerable isn't always seen as a sign of weakness. It identifies truth. It reveals personal struggles that often others can identify with, while sometimes it is just what was needed to make for a stronger relationship, or a desired outcome.
I have always respected people when they have shared both personal tragedies and struggles. I have often been moved to identify my own need for change, while considering options that people have shared in their own journeys.
Our ability to be strong in Christ during these times begins with asking God to walk beside us when we find that we have lost our way, or have fallen into times of weakness.
When we are weak, God is strong is what we learn early as a child in Sunday School. Somewhere along the way, weakness has shown itself in many expressions as we go through life.
Whatever the struggle, being truthful in those times, and remembering that it's going to be okay, can help to bring us through these times. The God who created you in your mother's womb, designed you to be fully human in strength and in weakness, while remaining fully God's.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.