Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:10 NKJV)
A strong man relies on his own strength. His confidence comes from his physical vitality, wealth, knowledge, and high social status. He forgets that everything comes from God. He does not need anybody nor God for help. He is certain he has everything, but he is wrong. Know that he who projects himself to be strong is actually covering up for his weakness. For example, a wise man may justify his being morally weak. A wealthy man may cover up his sins with his money. Therefore, he who is strong is weak. On the other hand, those who are weak are strong. They rely on God for strength, to overcome and to succeed. It is when we are weak that God can work fully in us. He will dwell in us. His Spirit will cover us that we are empowered, motivated, provided, instructed, and made wiser. A man of God welcomes trials and difficulties. He is ready to face and overcome them. He knows that during these times of troubles, he can best experience God’s grace and mercy. His confidence is only in God who loves him dearly. If our burden is heavy, if we are tired and weary, do not be afraid to fall on your knees. Kneel before God and He will lift you up.