The writings of the apostle Paul have undoubtedly been a great blessing for the church, some of his writings are so deep that we think that neurons will be burned, others are so easy that even a child could understand them, and all this creates a whole of emotions when we read his letters. Even, we can even identify us with many of his writings, and is that, despite he being a respected man of God, writer of most of the new testament, was a man subject to weaknesses like you and me.
Possibly the verse that I will show you next is one of my favorites, I hope you can also feel the deep feeling that this verse conveys:
9 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.
10 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.
11 I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing.
2 Corinthians 12:9-11
There is much to talk about this, but we will only talk enough, let’s see, the apostle says that the power of God is perfected in his weaknesses, God also tells him that his grace is enough. Some people see the weaknesses as an impediment for God to approach us, however, God approaches to the weak people, let us see, let us ask something logical: If you are strong, why do you need God? Yes dear friend, the power of God is perfected in our weaknesses, and that is why God says to Jeremiah: “Let not the mighty man glory in his might.” We must understand that our strength comes from God and that He is our help.
The weaknesses should not be a cause of sadness for us either, but like the Apostle Paul, we should enjoy ourselves in them, in the insults, in the needs, in the anguish, because when we are weak, God makes us strong.