For The Sake of Christ

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 12:10

When we become Christians our first struggles are with past weakness or sin. We think things like, “If only God can keep me from this temptation then I will live the Christian life.”  But as we walk down the road a bit farther we discover that we face other battles. But the difficulties which we face are not road blocks; rather they are opportunities for God to reveal His love in our everyday lives.

When I am weak He holds me!

Quite often it comes as a shock when harsh things are said about us. It is not easy to understand why others choose to be hurtful with their words. We may think that God doesn’t know how we feel. But in those fearful lonely times remember that He was despised and rejected but that we are always accepted by God in His beloved Son.

When others say hurtful things He knows my heart.

The first few laps of the Christian race seem to fly by. We easily face temptations with the wonderful joy of knowing Christ. But as the days stretch into months and years we find that the road has some long uphill stretches. There are times when it seems so hard to continue that we may in our weariness think of quitting. At that time remember that He said to come to Him when we are weary and He will give us rest!

When the weight of life seems heavy He carries me!