The Apostle Paul is one who learned the value of his personal weakness in life and saw that it was opportunity for strength to be revealed through it. A man by the name of Samuel Lover said “Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; but they are the instruments of the wise.” If we respond negatively to challenging circumstances in life, they will keep us enslaved to them!!! YIKES!!! Let’s not go there, dear one!!! Truly a person can have challenges and limitations with regards to life circumstances and in that, a person can let circumstances rule them, depending on their mindset towards them and their faith in the Lord in the midst of them!!! Circumstances can be used to add wisdom to a person’s life when their experience is personally evaluated and acted upon in a way that makes a good difference in their lives!!! Circumstances even though evaluated, still require our Father’s grace to help us deal divinely in life!!! The Apostle Paul was told by Jesus as he pondered his own weaknesses and challenges:
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Getting through challenging circumstances in a good way is possible!!! Where the human is weak in their own strength and wisdom to live life sufficiently, our hope is not in ourselves, but as Paul says:
“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.”
People in Paul’s day were demanding proof that Christ was speaking through him because of his past and he said that “Christ is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you!!!” Paul was a born-again, new creation in Christ with His Spirit moving in Paul and wooohooo, that’s us, too saints!!! Paul told others “For to be sure, He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in Him, yet by God’s power, we will live with Him to serve you.” Paul realized it was God that worked through him to enable him to help himself and people!!! Now that same power that enabled him is what enabled Christ to live on after the cross, and He lives in us through our faith in Him to strengthen us and empower us to do the supernatural and rise above troubling circumstances as “more than conquerors in all these things through Him who loves us.” “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son…”
As Father is calling us to rise above circumstances around us victoriously, He is going to enable us to do so as we look to Him and trust in Him to guide us, help us and empower us!!! Therefore, we like Paul can delight that our Father has our backs to enable us to conquer life to His glory!!! Oh now that thought just makes me smile!!! Power on in faith, precious saint because with Jesus guiding you and assisting you, you have all you need to live life divinely!!! He has given us His promises and He is faithful, never leaving us nor forsaking us!!! Ruh, ruh, ruh in faith in the sufficiency of His grace for you as this song says here!!! His love to you wherever you are!!! YOU ARE HOLY SPIRIT POWERFUL!!!
2 Corinthians 12:7-10, 13:3-4; Romans 8:28-39 NIV