“So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength) life.”
– 2 Corinthians 12:10
What now? Take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses? Is this a misquote in the Bible? Why would God tell us to ‘Take pleasure’ in these things? This is a scripture verse which describes a mature believer. It takes someone with great faith to see negative situations not as problems, but as opportunities!
Our weaknesses and times of suffering are opportunities for us to put our faith in God and trust Him to do a work on our behalf! It is only though faith that we can honestly say, “Lord, when I am weak, then I am strong!” Because we aren’t relying on our own human strength to get us through, but on God’s supernatural strength to carry us through and to bring us victory!
Our responsibility is to see situations through eyes of faith, and to put our trust in our Savior! And to always, always, always, “for the sake of Christ” give God all the glory, so that His Name will be glorified as a testimony and witness to everyone around us.
Learn to see things not as they are in the natural, but as they will be by faith!
Fight the good fight of faith!