"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." 2 Corinthians 12:9
Actually, the way The Message puts it probably fits me better...
"Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a
big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant
touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my
knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I
didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I
did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My
strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was
glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began
appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my
weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these
limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad
breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the
stronger I become."
I am in the getting weaker process. Oh, that so lovely process. Our current season of life and ministry is showing me how much I need God's grace, how much I need to beg for it on a daily, hourly, minute by minute basis. I am leaning heavily on God's grace by praying for peace. We need a lot of peace in some decisions we are making. Living in grace today means I am being radically changed.