Ed Young Devotionals

    The Question

    Posted on Aug 3, 2018

    Read

    2 Corinthians 12:9, “ Each time he said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”

     

    Think

    “When we are weak, he is strong.” Anyone who has been on a job interview has heard some form of this question: “What would you say is your greatest weakness?” Isn’t it interesting that we are so uncomfortable answering it? Perhaps it’s because we’re not ready to admit that we have weaknesses. In a job interview, we aren't quick to brag about our shortcomings to our future employer. But with God’s power working in us, we can view our weaknesses as potential strengths, areas where we can be refined and made stronger with his coaching and correction. Paul accepted that there were areas where he was weak. But he was content because he knew his own weakness was an opportunity for God to work in his life, ultimately giving him access to God’s transforming power. Paul even says that he was “glad to boast about his weaknesses” because he knew that where he fell short, Christ’s power would work through him and help him excel.

     

    Act

    Take a few minutes to write a note to yourself, on paper or in the notes app on your phone. List areas of weakness that God has shown you today and then write out 2 Corinthians 12:9. Read your note several times throughout the day and pray and ask God to fill in where your weaknesses end!

     

    Pray

    Lord, I know there are areas in my life where I am weak. Help me depend on your strength and power today in those areas, instead of my own. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Topics: weak, weakness, strength