2 Corinthians 12:9 – And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Weakness comes with strength. In weakness we are made perfect. In weakness we will know the love of the Lord. In weakness we are made strong through the cross. In the garden of Gethsemane the Lord pleaded in weakness of his flesh to take the cup away from him and yet he said let your will be done and not mine. When persecution of any form comes into our life; what do we do? How do we dwell in that time and space? Are we able to overcome such times of our life or do we give in to the snares of its hold. Who do we look to? Do we hear the voices of Job or his friends? Do we hear to the rebukes of his wife or the intelligent advice of our close friends? Or do we just kneel down in gratitude in front of his grace and plead to the Lord. O Lord! May you take this cup from me and yet let it be your will all the way through.
It’s hard to make a prayer such as that. But all that we have is prayer and fellowship of the Lord. And its complete joy to find your solace and peace in his fellowship cause only in that union does his grace overflow for all.