“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness” 2 Corinthians 12:9. Through the people around me, God convinced me that God’s best work could be done with my worst experiences.
Through the struggle of single parenthood, God brought me a tribe of compassionate and trustworthy mothers and fathers who surrounded my son and me with love and support. Through the pain of divorce, God connected me to mentors and guides who witnessed to the new life that was coming. Through the brokenness of two marriages, God brought about a new union for my current husband and me, in which we are learning every day about forgiveness and redemption. The birth of our baby girl in January was the moment when I really felt God’s power had made everything perfect again.
Saying that God is able to work perfectly in my weakness is not the same thing as saying my divorce was part of God’s perfect plan. I don’t believe that. Yet, God chooses to show up most clearly in our worst moments, making perfect what is weak, setting right what is broken.
This message is excerpted from “Perfect weakness” by Collette Broady Grund in the August 2017 Café online magazine.
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