Daily Devotionals

Embracing God’s Strength in Weakness

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV) – “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.”


In a world that often celebrates strength and self-sufficiency, it can be challenging to embrace our weaknesses. Yet, as followers of Christ, we are invited to see our weaknesses through the lens of His grace and power. It is in our weakness that God’s strength is made perfect, and His power is most clearly displayed.

In 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, the apostle Paul shares how he found strength and joy in embracing his weaknesses. Instead of trying to hide or overcome them on his own, he surrendered them to God, knowing that God’s grace was more than sufficient to sustain him.

Today, let us embark on a journey of embracing God’s strength in our weaknesses through intentional actions:

  1. Acknowledge Your Weaknesses: Take an honest inventory of your weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Instead of viewing them as hindrances, see them as opportunities for God’s power to be manifested in your life.
  2. Surrender Control: Release the need to have it all together and surrender control to God. Acknowledge your limitations and trust in His sovereignty to work all things together for your good, even in your weakest moments.
  3. Lean on God’s Grace: Rely on God’s grace to sustain you through every trial and challenge. Remember that His grace is sufficient for you, and His power is made perfect in your weakness. Allow His grace to carry you through the storms of life.
  4. Find Strength in Community: Surround yourself with a community of believers who can support and encourage you in your weaknesses. Share your struggles openly and honestly, allowing others to come alongside you in prayer and support.
  5. Boast in Your Weaknesses: Instead of trying to hide or mask your weaknesses, boast in them, knowing that they are opportunities for God’s power to be revealed. Allow your weaknesses to become a testimony to God’s faithfulness and strength.

Action Plan:

  1. Identify one weakness or struggle that you’ve been trying to overcome on your own.
  2. Surrender that weakness to God in prayer, asking Him to fill you with His grace and strength.
  3. Seek support and accountability from a trusted friend or mentor who can walk alongside you in your journey.
  4. Look for opportunities to share your testimony of God’s strength in your weakness with others, giving Him all the glory.
  5. Commit to embracing your weaknesses as opportunities for God’s power to be displayed in your life, trusting in His sufficiency to carry you through.

As you embrace your weaknesses and surrender them to God, may you experience the surpassing greatness of His power at work within you, transforming your weaknesses into avenues for His glory.