Thursday, April 14, 2011

Strength in weakness

Stress, pain, disappointment, sorrow...


Sometimes it can seem like the hardships come one after the other, without respite, no time to even catch your breath. I think at one time or another, we've all been there and know what that feels like. I know I have.

Right now, tonight, I have someone specific in mind that I am lifting up in prayer. Perhaps you do too. Maybe it's a co-worker, or a friend or family member...maybe it's you.

What I want my friend to know, what I'm praying that they will realize, is that they're NOT alone - though it can often feel that way when you're in the depths. And the enemy sure wants us to feel all alone...he delights in our separation from our Creator, even if it's only imagined or self-inflicted on our part.

So tonight, I'm claiming 2 Corinthians 12:9, one of my favorite verses, for my friend. I have been praying it for her all day today. I am standing faithfully upon the Truth that is His Word...He IS everything she needs. His grace IS sufficient. His power IS made perfect in weakness.

We were created BY Him to NEED Him. How I pray tonight that she will yearn for Him.

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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.
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV


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In the meantime, if you have anything that I can pray with you about, please let me know. I can be reached either through comments or via my profile. *God Bless*


becca said...

Now come the tears! That was beautiful, and just what I needed to read and the song was just what I needed to start my day. I love you.

Jody said...

This year God is leading me and helping me to spend more time in prayer. I have a list for each day. And I use scripture to pray. I am loving spending more time with my Lord. Thanks for the encouragement and your love for others.

Dawn said...

I am so very thankful to have you as a prayer partner - I am so happy we "met" - and wish that the day will come when it will be in real life!

nancygrayce said...

Like Dawn, I'm thankful to have you as a prayer partner! Praying for one another is a wonderful privilege!

katiegfromtennessee said...

Hey Gigi, this verse is really comforting to me, thanks for reminding me of it, I thank the Lord for that encouragement.