And God said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for {My} power is perfected in {your} weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.                 2 Corinthinans 12:9

The events in my life the past few weeks could have been overwhelming. Several weeks of a family illness, detours to my plans. Four gatherings for me to address in the days prior to last weekend’s major training session for the ministry I direct.

Then there was the small matter of the unavoidable cancellation by our main speaker only a week before that major event. Rerouting everything and having to make last minute preparations could have been stressful. Especially given the time I needed to prepare for the preceding four events.

I had no answers, no alternative plans waiting in the wings, and not a clue as to which way to turn. I absolutely can boast of my weaknesses . . . .

Yet even more so, I can boast in my Lord’s provision . . . peace pervaded my soul, God’s words came through mine, and ideas poured forth of people to contact about speaking. We settled on one, who joyfully said yes to the impossible task of preparing a major presentation in only three days. And one who was not only a replacement but an excellent speaker with amazingly helpful information. Several others said yes to addressing the short topics we needed to fill the extra hour. And still others came to work alongside me until everything was ready for our session.

God knew of my needs last week, held my pain levels at bay, and provided strength and endurance for all that needed to be done. God knew what would best minister to those attending our training session, and God provided words and wisdom for us all.

Praise be to God, Jehovah Jireh, ‘the LORD will provide.’ And oh, how our God did provide . . . powerfully and beautifully in all ways. God showed Himself faithful in our midst.

And God showed Himself faithful to me as I confessed being helplessly dependent on Him . . . a place I intend to stay, on all my days.