Attacks Are Beautiful News (Really!)

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“To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me 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 Cor. 12:7-10, NIV).

Do you ever get tired of the enemy attacking you? I know I do! However, this Scripture teaches us that even spiritual warfare has a beautiful purpose in our lives. It’s precisely when these difficulties come that the Holy Spirit will show up in dazzling glory to empower us. In other words, the more the adversary comes against us, the more glory we will be privy to!

When I am weak, then I am strong.

When I am attacked, then I am overwhelmed by the beauty of Jesus.

When I am feeling hard-pressed, it means He is taking me deeper. Deeper and deeper, by progressive increments, into the revelation of my utter dependence on Him. Into the revelation of how surpassingly able He is to flow through my weakness in glorious strength. Every time something comes against me, it’s beautiful news! I get more of Jesus!

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What if we viewed every difficult circumstance as a bridge to cross over deeper into the revelation of Jesus? Is this possible?

 

2 thoughts on “Attacks Are Beautiful News (Really!)

  1. Our choices in the natural can be led by the supernatural. With the GRACE and Power of our GOD we can maintain and move towards absolute obedience by trusting in His Word. Jesus gave evidence of this throughout his life. When pain or trouble comes, I ask not why but what [are you speaking Holy Spirit]. len wisniewski

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