I have learned that His grace is sufficient. I've learned that for each day, each moment, He gives the grace that I need. In situations where I've wondered how we'd make it through, I can testify that each day I trusted Him for grace I was flooded with it. Any time I wondered just how I would put one foot in front of the other, by some miracle, I would feel myself moving forward.
It's the other part that gets me. You know, the part about boasting about my weaknesses. I shudder about my weaknesses, they look so very... weak. That's the detestable side of me that people just have to put up with until I can finally get it together. It's very certainly nothing to boast about.
Another version says "revel in my weaknesses". Take joy, great pleasure, delight in my weaknesses?! I cannot wrap my mind around that!!
And that is exactly what my Father has been so gently revealing to me. No, I cannot wrap my mind around that, because it's another element of faith. When I am weak, then I am strong. I could have said the words before, but faith believes the words. Faith has a heartbeat that beats with the truth of who God says He is.
And so now, I believe what He says about weaknesses. I believe that He can take something fragile, frail, and broken, and make it strong, healthy, perfect.
So I will be practicing daily, you know, reveling in my weaknesses...