“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ my rest upon me.”
(2 Corinthians 12:9)
“My grace is sufficient for you…” saith the Lord.
Don’t you love this verse? I think the Amplified translation makes it even clearer. (The Amplified translation actually gives the meaning of the words from the original text that sometimes get watered down when converting the Hebrew or Greek language to English.)
Vere 9 (Amplified): “But He said to me, ‘My grace – My favor and lovingkindness and mercy – are enough for you, (that is, sufficient against any danger and to enable you to bear the trouble manfully); for My strength and power are made perfect – fulfilled and completed and show themselves most effective – in your weakness.’ Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ, the Messiah, may rest – yes, may pitch a tent over) and dwell – upon me!”
That’s powerful, isn’t it? You might want to read it again to allow the promise to sink deep within your spirit.
Are you struggling with something? Are you carrying a burden that far outweighs your ability to cope? Then together, let’s look up into the heavens and realize that, because of our weakness and infirmity, the strength and power of Jesus has pitched a tent over us so that He might rest upon us!
The Tabernacle in the wilderness was a tent.
Yes, this tent, the Tabernacle, was the dwelling place for the Spirit of God.
You, Beloved, are NOW the Tabernacle, the tent of dwelling, for the Spirit of God.
And your weaknesses supernaturally attract His strength and power.
Father, I have always loved this promise of Yours. It makes we realize that Your grace is tangible – something I can reach out and take hold of at my point of need. That is remarkable Lord and I am so thankful for it. I pray that I would never take Your grace for granted, but that I would always understand its availability and then receive it by faith. I depend on Your strength and power when I am weak or heavy-laden. And I know that You will always honor Your Word and do as it says. Thank You, Lord. Thank You that when I am weak, then You are strong. I love You, Lord.