“Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 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.” (2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NIV)
Who is God calling you to walk the journey of grace with? We are promised suffering, so we’ll all need someone to walk with at one time or another. God wants us just to be there for people who are suffering–not to try to solve their problems, but just to be there.
Discover more in this teaching by Pastor Todd Rettberg.