The scripture says “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” (2 Cor. 12:10)
God is teaching me to take pleasure in being without strength, in insults, in being pinched, in being chased about, in being cooped up in a corner for Christ’s sake; for when I am without strength, then am I “dynamite”.
Here is the secret of Divine all-sufficiency, to come to the end of everything in ourselves and in our circumstances. When we reach this place, we will stop asking for sympathy because of our hard situation or bad treatment, for we will recognize these things as the very conditions of our blessing, and we will turn from them to God and find in them a claim upon Him. __A. B. Simpson
Sometimes circumstances will cause you to lose all to gain Christ. Yes, even family members, the ones you hold closest to your heart. I can’t love anything or anybody more than I love God. He will never leave me or forsake me. I cling to that promise and His all-sufficiency.