First, let’s see the passage where we get the idea of weakness as strength.
Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 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. 10 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.
“I delight in weakness.” Hmm, it has been a while since I delighted in weakness. We live in dependence on God, but our strength makes us forget God. We often do not pray until we have tried everything else. My dear wife prays about and reminds us to pray about everything.
Weakness as Strength by Faith
Weakness or a knowledge of our weakness can indeed help us be more dependent on God. For example, I am aware as some of you know that I have tendencies in the Autistic range (asbergers). However, because of my faith, I have been able to open my emotions more and more. I am becoming more and more human. It is glorious. Also, here in my 50’s, I can keep learning as God said we can be children all our lives. So, we can choose to be weak like a child and try out new emotions year by year only with God leading on. Weakness (vulnerability) can make us strong.
I know I sometimes repeat myself in this blog. I find it is healthy to see something more than once in a new context. Therefore, I will keep writing in hopes of developing myself while helping some others.