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Strength in weakness

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Light for the Way devotional seriesPeople sometimes like to talk about their accomplishments in life, yet the Apostle Paul shared a different way of thinking. Paul surely had much to talk about. He had visions and revelations from the Lord. He even had an experience of being caught up to paradise.

Paul’s life seems complicated, and we don’t understand it all. It says in the Bible that he struggled in life with a thorn in his flesh to keep him from becoming proud. Yet, from Paul we learn so much in his writings and ministry.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. —2 Corinthians 12:9

We learn that it is in one’s weakness that God’s power is present. When Paul sought God to remove the thorn, he heard God tell him, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”

In your life, what is your weakness? What is your burden? How have you seen it transformed into a strength, helping others?

Chaplain Julie SchafferChaplain Julie Schaffer serves Optage Hospice. Julie has been a chaplain for over 20 years and has also served in hospital settings. She especially enjoys helping others in the next step of their journey and finding peace. She enjoys reading, nature and learning guitar.

The Light for the Way series provides staff with an examination of a biblical reading to deepen our focus on scripture. Thank you for engaging with this series as we seek wisdom through prayer and reflection as a Christian Ministry.

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