Enlightened by God’s Purpose
"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...'"
2 Corinthians 12:7-9a NIV
Emboldened by God’s Power
"'...for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses..."
2 Corinthians 12:9b NIV
Empowered by God’s Peace
"...so Christ's power may rest upon 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 12:9c-10 NIV