That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:10, NIV 1984).
My Musings – What is why? “My power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV 1984). Our power, never perfect. Often insufficient. At its best, our power is less than His “weakness.” Our strength, typically gets in the way of His power. And yet as powerful as He is, He will not force it on us. He will use weakness, insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties to teach us, if we are not too stubborn to learn. As we frequently are. But the quicker we learn, the sooner we can delight (a high degree of gratification or pleasure : extreme satisfaction). It is then that we can “boast all the more gladly about [our] weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on [us]. (2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV 1984).
My Advice – I know that it can be difficult to “let go and let God.” But the worries over our insufficiencies are eased by knowing that His “grace is sufficient.” (2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV 1984).