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Boast in My Weakness

I wanted to take a moment today to boast in my weakness.

Okay, that’s a lie. I really didn’t want to take a moment today to boast in my weakness.

Candidly Christian is all about sharing our struggles in a way that points to Jesus. It’s literally about boasting in our weaknesses because when we are weak, Christ is strong.

But that doesn’t make boasting about our weaknesses any easier.

I mean, people I know read this blog… what will they think?

That said, God apparently doesn’t care what they will think and wants me to do it anyways…. so here it goes.

4 Key Bible Verses About Boasting

“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 1:31


“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”


2 Corinthians 10:17

Yes, that one is in there twice.

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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

2 Corinthians 11:30

It’s that last verse that got me today.

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Boasting in My Weakness

You see, we are hurting financially right now. I’ve been watching our bank account dwindle and I’ve been stressing. I had no way to make money appear out of thin air to cover our bills this month.

But do you know what?

God did.

He knew just how much we had and what we needed and He made it happen. Not in any of the ways I had foreseen Him answering my prayers, but in His way.

I didn’t want to share that with you because I am ashamed.

I’m ashamed that we’ve gotten to this point financially, and ashamed there’s nothing I can do to help my family financially.

Because of medical issues, getting a job isn’t practical for me. My only hope for contributing to my family financially is by working from home. And lately, none of my efforts have panned out. My husband assures me that my job is being a mom and that’s more important than any money I could earn. But that doesn’t help the math.

Anyway, long story short, I can’t boast in myself, because of my weaknesses… but I can boast in my weaknesses because of Christ. When I am weak, He is strong.

I got a very tangible reminder of that this month.

2 Comments

  1. Heather, i can’t say my weaknesses have been something to boast about, to draw attention to. most of them have been too painful or heart-wrenching. but He can redeem anything and that brings me joy!

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