“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong” 2 Cor. 12:9-10, NKJV.
You’re a man, a father, and a husband. You have make your wife happy. You work to provide. You’re a leader of your family. You possibly are in some level of leadership in the workplace where you make weighty decisions. You’re a protector. When something breaks, you’re the repair man. Where you go in life, whether good or bad, right or left, so the family goes too. You are the one God put in charge to lead your family to fulfilling their purpose and you are responsible for getting your family there.
Sometimes, it is down right tough being a man. Your wife doesn’t know that it can be grueling. However, as the Lord said to Paul, He says to you–His grace is sufficient. To everything on your shoulders, His grace is sufficient. There is a dependency, a weakness in the Lord we must establish ourselves in and accept. When you are weak before Him, then you will find yourself strong. He will be strong through you. He is the only way you can be it all. You can’t do it without His grace, and He designed it that way.
Be humble each day before God and glory in your weakness, so then He can step in with strength. We have to pray and seek Him. We have stay connected to Christ where our strength comes from. He created us to find our Source and Strength in Him.
Prayer: Father, it’s tough sometimes, but Your grace is sufficient. I find the more tougher things get, the more of You I need. I stand with me weak before You. I ask for more grace to completely be the man You’ve called me to be. Whatever I need to be in the moment, from husband to father, I receive strength to be it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.