2 Corinthians 12:7b-10 “Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 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. 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.”
TRUST IN GOD’S MIGHT…and GRACE.
We all struggle to understand why bad things happen to good people. God assures us in His Word that He does not cause suffering, but He does allow it to happen; and often we cannot make sense of this reality. We have a choice. We can continue asking “Why?” and never understand, or we can trust God and ask Him a different question: “So what now, Lord? How are you going to make something good come out of this?” When bad things happen, we can choose faith over fear. Trust in God’s might and love, knowing that His grace is sufficient and His power is perfected in our weakness. We are indeed weak, but He is strong.