We are strengthened by grace.

We are strengthened by grace.


Three different times I begged the Lord to take it (the thorn in the flesh) away.  Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
— 2 Corinthians 12: 8-10

Think it through

  1. What does God say is ‘all we need’ during times of trouble?
  2. When and how does God’s power work best?
  3. Have you experienced God’s grace in a time of weakness or suffering?


I praise you Lord God, that even when I am weak, I can be strong because of your power at work in me.  This is the same power that created the whole world, and the same power that raised Christ from the dead. Teach me more about your all sufficient grace so that in my time of need I will not fear.  Thank you that your grace makes it possible for me to be strong no matter the circumstance. Help me be a conduit of your grace every day.