2 Corinthians 12:10
Human nature tells us that when others hurt, persecute, or insult us, we need to retaliate. To give just as good as we get. But Jesus says that as Christians we don’t follow the fray. And we should rejoice especially when suffering for Him, for it is one of the greatest blessings we can receive. Look at the apostle Paul. He experienced much tribulation for his faith. Yet he was content with the horrible things he suffered. Why? Because Paul knew that it was when he was at his weakest, he could feel the power of God the strongest. That’s the amazing blessing God speaks of. The blessing of peace and even joy when facing suffering. For in our own strength we are easily defeated. But when we rest in God’s, nothing is impossible. We can face whatever the world throws at us in perfect contentment knowing no matter the trial, the grace Jesus gives us is sufficient for everything we face.