Plumbing the Depths of Suffering
Of course, God uses our strengths and talents to help others, but often in even more powerful and transforming ways, God uses our weaknesses and failures. Paul explains this in 2 Corinthians: “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. … [The Lord] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ … That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses … for when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Cor. 11:30; 12:9–10).