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When We Are Weak

A few days ago, our host here in Lithuania told us that his father passed away. In our weekly meeting, we cried together and mourned with our friend.

It was a precious time of fellowship and prayer. Together we read the words of Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “But God 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.” 

We reminded each other that it was okay to feel weak before God. In fact, it is when we are weak that God can work best in us.

From there, we went to the soup kitchen where we went on a weekly basis to give out food to the homeless, many of whom struggled with addictions. After serving the meal, a couple of us decided to stay for the Bible study.

When we arrived, we were told that there was no one to lead the Bible study, and we were asked if we would be willing. We quickly prayed and asked God to give us wisdom. Immediately, we felt that we should give people the freedom to share their stories. We also decided to read the passage from 2 Corinthians 12:9 and remind everyone that God comes with his power and fills us when we don’t have the strength in ourselves.

We were amazed at the response – for one hour people opened their hearts to us and shared stories of abandonment, loss, brokenness, and illness.

After the sharing, we prayed together. In our weakness and vulnerability, God met us as a group, and we were all strengthened by God and filled with gratitude. Afterward, there were so many hugs and kisses.

However, our day didn’t end there. After the Bible study, even more people came to share their stories and to receive prayer. One of the workers at the soup kitchen introduced us to a young man who wanted to give his life to Jesus. He shared his story with us and we prayed for him. We felt honoured to harvest the fruit of the work of so many others at the soup kitchen who had faithfully sown seeds into this young man’s life.

If that was not enough, we also prayed for two women at the soup kitchen who wanted healing, and one of them was instantly healed from the pain in her ear!

What an amazing day! We were so thankful to God. When we are weak, he is strong!

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