A few weeks ago I was going through a difficult moment. At the time it seemed like that season would never pass. I clung on to this passage from 2 Corinthians,
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weakness, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weakness, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
I didn't realize how much this passage would have an impact on me over the past few weeks, and even today. Following God's call to leave everything and attend seminary has never been easy. Submitting to God and homeschooling the boys has been extremely difficult. While I see fruit from these obedient steps, there arestill days that are filled with loneliness of missing friends and family. There are days the children are well behaved, and there are days like today where all they do is scream and yell at each other and refuse naps and scream over schoolwork. Just because we have been faithful and obedient to God hasn't changed the difficulty of the situation.
A common thread throughout the entire Bible is that God is faithful. God does exactly what he says He will do. So then, His power will be made perfect in my weakness. Right now I am weak and I am clinging onto God's power being made perfect.