Worthless and weak

I whined about Mother Nature last night, so I guess I can do the same about God the Father this morning.

Care givers have ample experience with unanswered prayer. Prayer that the diagnosis be wrong; prayer that the condition go away; prayer for resources that don’t come; prayer to “do it right” and fix everything that needs fixin’.

OK, sometimes the prayers are answered. But the great mystery is that so much of what’s good, true and beautiful comes when we are rebuffed,

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10, NLT

So up and at another day, friends. Let’s affirm the reality together, and let the power flow…

2 thoughts on “Worthless and weak

  1. Thanks, Tim. Truth!
    Eight years ago, Marietta asked God to let her die. Instead, God gave Marietta the will to live, and grace to respond positively despite total physical disability. Humanly speaking, Marietta could be angry or bitter. Instead, her sweet spirit blesses dozens of people each week. This side of heaven, we may never know the purpose of our suffering, but we can trust our Father’s promises to work all things together for good. This is not the retirement we planned, but our home is still a place of joy and hospitality, and Christ’s presence.

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