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Weakness As Opportunity

The Leprosy Mission produces an internal daily devotional guide, The Bridge, for use in offices, hospitals, clinics and projects around the world. Current and former staff and trustees from many countries contribute to the guide. We will share with you contributions made by our staff team.

2 Corinthians 12: 9-11

When we become Christians, we are not promised an easy life or an exemption from facing hardships, trials and difficulties. What we are promised, however, is God’s Grace.

As human beings, we have limitations and weaknesses but there is a tendency to try and do everything in our own strength. We want to be in control, take care of ourselves but where does that leave God?

The answer is limited. Facing everything by ourselves limits His power in us. There is no room for God if our hearts are proud and conceited.

Whatever the problems or challenges we encounter, how much more do you think can be overcome or achieved when it is the power of Christ that moves in us?

By admitting our vulnerability and our shortcomings, there is opportunity for God to work in us and through us. His power is made perfect when we don’t limit it but instead allow it to fill us.

So where does God’s Grace fit in?

It is by His Grace that we have a relationship with Him in which we can call out and ask for His help.

It is by His Grace that we can draw on His strength to fulfil His purpose for our lives, even in the difficult times.

As it is by Grace we are made strong, we therefore cannot boast about our own ability but we can delight in our weakness, the weakness which seeks the presence of God in our lives to help us to do what we are not able to do alone.

Are you dealing with a situation, are you facing a new challenge or is God calling you to do something that is out of your comfort zone?

Take your weakness to Him as an opportunity to allow Him to do more in you than you could ever imagine for His glory, by His great power as Almighty God. For it is when we are weak that we are strong.

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6th Jan 2016

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