In his letter, Paul continued to encourage the Corinthians Christians. He told them that God had given him a painful problem. We do not know what this problem was. But Paul explained that this problem kept him from being proud.
Instead of complaining about his problem, Paul accepted it and used it to show God’s strength. Paul even was happy that he faced times of persecution. In 2 Corinthians 12;10, Paul talked about how he had become strong through his weaknesses. “Yes, I am glad to have weaknesses if they are for Christ. I am glad to be insulted and have hard times. I am glad when I am persecuted and have problems, because it is when I am weak that I am really strong.”
Even after we become a Christian, we still have struggles. We should not be ashamed of these struggles. Instead, we should look for ways to use these struggles to show God’s glory. Other people can see our weaknesses and how God makes us strong to serve Him.
Tell other people how God has changed your life. Let your weaknesses be a testimony of God’s great power and glory.