The Best out of the Worst

There are days, like today, that for me are the worst physically….but the best spiritually.  It’s perplexing really, but what God  reveals to me on the worst of days, which are paradoxically the best of days, is “immeasurably more than all I can ask or imagine”.  The prayer of my heart today comes from the words of Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 from The Message.

Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me,   

My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.

Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over!

And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.

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