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Not all of our problems are solvable. We can’t control the behavior of people we love. Not all sickness is curable. Not every season of life lends itself to sitting at your favorite coffee shop with a book for two hours before spending the day at the zoo… all with perfectly behaved children. This Sunday, we’ll explore the strength of God perfected in total weakness – Christ’s weakness and ours – and find peace with our unsolvable problems.
Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 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. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
About the Author
Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.