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
Many of you enjoy the season of spring. You look out and you say the grass is green, the days are getting longer, and the spring birds are back. Then you say this pain I bear is not a new and refreshing feeling; in fact for many of you it is unbearable and makes it hard to live any quality of life.
Paul the Apostle told God he had an infirmity that was unbearable and God told him something that rings through to my ears and that helps get me through the hard time, when I am in pain, or old child hood memories surface that are not good .
Think about those words God said to Paul in the verse quoted above. God’s grace – "unmerited favor" – is enough to get Paul through and that his God’s strength is made
perfect in Paul’s weakness.
Think of these words the God of the universe is saying: He is enough for Paul and us to get through. He (God) is saying lean on me… I am here to help and hold you up when you think you cannot make it… I am here. You may be leaning lopsided but now you are leaning on me.
Today, when your pain is unbearable… take time, stop, to call on God, read the Word or go into a dark quiet room and pray and say… I need You to lean on as I cannot stand on
my own strength today… so God please allow me to lean on You.
I had to do this after being told I had a brain tumor. Yes I still have ringing ears and other things but when they rear their ugly heads I just tell God… I need to lean on you and he gives me the strength. Yes I believe God can and will heal me but until then I am going to be lopsided while leaning against him. Take time today in your pain whether it be physical, emotional or what ever it may be to lean and be lopsided a little while you are going through that. Let God be there for you to lean against.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Pastor Pat Dittert lives in a berm home in Central Iowa with his lovely wife Nancy and 3 fur babies. Pat lives with chronic Pain from a number of surgeries and injuries. Brain Tumor surgery left him disabled and unable to do most physical activities. He is also a survivor of Cancer and has 2 stints in his heart. Pat has several Internet Ministries, leads a
Home Bible Fellowship on Sunday Nights and is a freelance writer with Christian
newpapers, poetry, etc. His Devotional page is http://fibromyalgiahelp.homestead.com/RevPatsDevotional.html<http://fibromyalgiahelp.homestead.com/RevPatsDevotional.html Contact him at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org