“And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 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 Cor 12:9-10, NASB)
Far from simple resignation to challenges, this verse is filled with promise, hope, and empowerment. In God, rather than disability being weakness, it can be understood as an opportunity for great strength to be revealed. Indeed, all of our weaknesses and limitations are transformed into opportunities – not because of anything heroic that we have done, but because of the indwelling of Christ.
Holy and Almighty One, thank you that our strength does not come from ourselves but from You. May we understand that we are not only people of weakness, but possessors of great strength and gifts to share.