2 Corinthians 12:8-10
8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 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.
Yesterday as I was in the middle of feeling very sick... trying to make two crying babies happy... entertain a two year old and then help the girls with homework... oh and did I mention I was trying to prepare for dinner by myself since Tony wouldn't be home 'till 10 that night... I remembered this verse... it just spoke softly into my very very frustrated and screaming mind.
HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT!!!
His power is made perfect in my weakness. My weaknesses have surfaced more than ever during this time of "another" transition. I can't even sit and write what this move has been like. Only because that post would be way too long! Tony and I stepped into the most uncomfortable unknowns when we moved to NC. Not because we wanted a huge pat on the back or any body's attention but we did it because of God's call on our life. We put every body's opinion's aside... put our "own plans" aside... even knew that we were putting our own children's wants and needs aside... Why, Why, Why?
I have been asking myself that question more than ever. I have questioned everything we prayed for a year ago and the faith that I held on to so tightly when we decided to come here. Then YESTERDAY came... the absolute chaos that has become a daily thing in this house... AND THEN...
Those soft words echoed in my heart and my mind... "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." Those words have not just spoke life into my weary soul but have reminded me why I even exist. To glorify the God that created me... To truly live out my life through the strength I am given when I realize how "weak" I am. God's grace is more than enough to get me through the days that are absolutely IMPOSSIBLE, like yesterday. I know there are plenty of more days like that one to come but I will pray those words in every frustrating moment.