“But he 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. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” — 2 Cor12:9-10
It seems odd, but may we be contented with our weaknesses as it is an expression of faith in the goodness of God. Our weaknesses cause us to depend on God as well as keep us humble.
When Gideon recruited an army of 32,000 to fight the Midianites, God whittled it down to just 300 men. The enemy troop was 135,000 men strong yet they lost. God did it so that Israel would know it was God’s power, not their own strength that saved them.