My first attempt at verse mapping. Bear with me here.
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, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 NASB)
Don’t you just love the phrasing that begins this passage??
And He [God] has said [spoken directly] to ME.
Have you ever felt that in your heart? That there were words written just for you? I know I have. It’s a glorious feeling when we are given a specific word, directly from our Creator. The one who loves us more than we can comprehend.
“My grace [unwarranted favor] is sufficient [enough, satisfying] for you…
Think about that. God’s grace, His glorious grace is sufficient. It is unmerited favor that fulfills us. To
The deepest parts, His grace is enough to help us make it through the day. No matter what may come, He will satisfy because He is graceful.
“…for power is perfected in weakness.”
What an amazing fact. In te weakest of times, power is being made perfect. No just okay. Not good, but perfect. Without defect. The secret of it all? Is what comes next.
I would rather boast in my weakness, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
That’s right. The secret is that this power is IN us. The moment we asked Christ to step in, to save us from ourselves. The power of Christ not only dwells in us, but it is exemplified in our weaknesses. It’s when we are transparent about our weaknesses that Christ is able to fully step into the battle with us to help us conquer. That’s where we will find the greatest freedom.