TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST WEAKNESS?2 Corinthians 12:9
‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness...’ 2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT
When we feel incapable or not strong enough in our own efforts we can feel tempted to rely on other things to help us through. It’s no secret that celebrities often turn to drugs to deal with their constant ‘goldfish bowl’ existence in the public eye. – Jason Donovan once said that off cocaine he just wanted to get away from everyone, but on it he felt like the master of the party. But the ‘strength’ he found in coke almost killed him.
When you are feeling weak or unable to cope, God says not only can He cope with it, but that actually, His strength is perfected in our weakness, as we are relying completely on Him. When we feel too weak to resist temptation, Paul’s answer is this: ‘The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure’ (1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT).
Peace in God’s strength is actually a choice. We have to listen to Him. Ask God to let peace percolate down from your mind to your heart. Ask Him to let it settle inside you, not just as ‘head knowledge’, but as something that really will bear you up when things get stressful.