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…when I am weak, then am I strong

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Announcements Forums Man – September 3rd, 2017 …when I am weak, then am I strong

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    JPalmer
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    8. II Corinthians 12
    10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

    After reading this, it occurred to me that I was only driven to seek God because my old existence had gotten too difficult for me to handle on my own. Only by recognizing that I could “do nothing of [my]self” (John 5: 19) did it finally click that I had been looking to my own understanding for too long and reaped the rewards of wrong thinking and human knowledge.

    In that sense, I take great pleasure in those distresses, because that old “life” was not worth saving or fixing. It had to go to free me up to be here, learning Christian Science, and doing meaningful work for God. I am grateful now for every challenge and every opportunity, as each is a reminder to admit my weakness to God, to look to Him alone for answers, and to trust that He will bring me good in His time and in His right way.

    What a wonderful blessing this church is to me every day! Thank you for this lesson.

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    Susanne
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    Amen to every word you wrote! What a wonderful testimony that I can also relate to. Thank you.

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