In this generation and culture of “MY, ME, MINE” where everything is all about ME we go out of our way to always put our best foot forward and appear to the world as independent and self-sufficient. It seems almost inconceivable to think or dwell on our weaknesses much less boast about them. Yet, this is the peace that the Apostle Paul found in the Grace of God in Jesus. Christ. Paul was a full-blooded citizen of Israel from the tribe of Benjamin. (Philippians 3:4-8) He was an educated Pharisee and teacher of the law.
To say he was accomplished would be an understatement and yet he realized that his human nature often got in the way of living out God’s purpose in his life. Paul asks us to look at our weaknesses and shortcomings because it is in the humility of our weakness that God can truly apply His power to our lives. Finding that small grain of thanksgiving and grace when we are in a rough patch in life requires faith. To surrender our will to God is to know that He can calm our fear and anxiety on the inside while the world screams noise and chaos at us every day on the outside.
Sometimes God allows storms in our lives to get our focus off the things that have consumed our attention and back on Him. While he may not calm the storm we must endure, he provides us peace of heart and mind that He is in control. It is difficult for us to slow down in a storm when we just want to go away so that we can have a normal life again. Yet, with God’s peace, we can reflect the Love and Power of Jesus Christ so that the world sees Him in how our spirits and minds deal with the storms in our lives.
Boasting in a weakness is not as odd as it sounds so give it a try. God does not want us to boast with our voices but with our hearts and actions. May we give the struggles of our storm today to God in prayer recognizing that we cannot calm our storms on our own. We need His help and in asking for it we continue to live and work our way through the storm. It is our action of faith while trudging and struggling through the storm in our weakest moments that allows God’s power to be seen by others in our daily lives.
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