Week 6: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

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2 Corinthians 12:9-10

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.

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3 thoughts on “Week 6: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10”

  1. Diane Hughes says:

    The word delight is hard to wrap my mind around especially in the middle of a tough time. But keeping eyes and mind and heart focused on God helps make me strong even though I may not realize it at that moment.

  2. Dawn says:

    Leading up to these verses, Paul talks about his “thorn” being given to him so he would not become conceited. God, in His wisdom, said that He can do more through Paul’s weakness. I find this to be true for my husband and me. Our “thorn” is lack of self-confidence. Because of that, we need to rely much more on the Spirit’s help to do anything. So I guess when we feel bad about our weaknesses, we should turn it into rejoicing because God’s power can shine through our weakness. “For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

  3. Taylor says:

    Sometimes when I go through hard times and struggles, I lose almost all hope that things will get better. I feel like this verse makes it seem so easy, but really it’s much harder to comprehend. If God’s strength covers me when I’m weak why don’t I feel it? How do I find it? I know that I’m supposed to know he’s ever more present in me through my struggles but why is it that I feel more abandoned by him in hardships?
    The phrase “I delight in weaknesses” caught my attention the most. I feel like most people would see this as “he enjoys our struggling”, but I see it as when we go through hard times we need him more therfore come to him more and that’s what he delights in! After discussions with others, I’ve come to the conclusion that when I struggle I feel hopeless and abandoned and tend to stray away from him. When instead I need to seek His strength so that he may fill my weaknesses!

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