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verses 7-9: “And because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me – to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”

Of all the super-feats that Superman did in the comic books, TV, and movies, I always thought one in particular was different. It was the feat in which Superman would take a lump of coal in his hands, apply “super-pressure”, and turn the old rock into a precious diamond. It was explained to the comic fan that Superman was “applying in a few seconds the geological pressure of thousands of years”. So, how come he could do that, but when I try to apply pressure to a lump of coal, all I get are fragments of coal? 🙂

That’s about the closest I can come to drawing an analogy of God’s “power perfected in weakness”. Though mankind thinks that the biggest, the strongest, the richest, the smartest are the ones who can do most anything, there are situations where we cannot do squat! This is where you “let go, and let God”! Paul could have easily been conceited over his missionary achievements, but God kept him humble, and Paul acknowledged that.

I know God has blessed me mightily in many areas of my life, and I try every day to thank Him for that. When people thank me or compliment me on achievements, I try to make sure that I give the glory to God, for His grace is sufficient for me. Like the old hymn says, “I am weak, but Thou art strong”.

Have a blessed day!

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