For Christians, weakness should be a way of life. Yet most of us try desperately to be sufficient on our own, and we resent our limitations and our needs.
Renowned theologian and Bible teacher J. I. Packer reflects on his experience of weakness - having been hit by a bread truck at a young age and now facing the realities of aging - in order to teach us the importance of embracing our own frailty, and also to help us look to Christ for strength, affirmation and contentment. Find here a path from discouragement to freedom in light of our all-sufficient God.
"If you, like me, struggle with discouragement over your weaknesses, you need to read this book. We all long to be admired for our strengths, yet we all find ourselves, 'beset with weakness' (Heb. 5:2)... Walking us through 2 Corinthians, [Packer] shows it to us so that we, like Paul, can 'boast all the more gladly of [our] weaknesses.'"? - Jon Bloom, President, Desiring God Ministries; author, Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith