2 Corinthians 12:9-10 "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."The story of Samson in the old testament is a fascinating one. He is probably best know for his strength. His feats of great strength included killing a young lion with his bare hands, single-handedly killing a thousand men with only the jawbone of a donkey, and carrying the city gates of Gaza about 38 miles. The strong man competition that is popular today would be a walk in the park for Samson.
Though he was known for his strength, his life was probably most ruled by his weakness. See Samson was a strong man full of weakness. His weakness was for women, and it was eventually a woman, Delilah, who literally brought him to his knees.
Weather we are man or woman, young or old, strapping and strong or frail and feeble, we all have an inner weakness. Maybe its not a weakness for the opposite sex like Samson, but its something. Maybe yours is money, gambling, pornography, or eating. Whatever its name, this secret sin haunts you in the night. And though you try and try, it gets stronger and stronger.
Let me encourage you because God said through Paul that His strength is made perfect in our weakness. It is the fact that we have this and other weaknesses that God can show His power through us. God knows our struggles and He cares. And just because He allows it to go on for while doesn't mean He won't help us. He is either waiting for us to do our part, or He is allowing it to bring out the good in us somehow...or both.
Are you a strong man or woman who is full of weakness? Don't give up. Turn to God. Paul said that His grace is all we need! His power can really show through when we are weak. Be strong in the Lord!