Daily Devotional
You’ll be stronger, not weaker


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 Corinthians 12:10


What does Paul mean in this verse when he says he “takes pleasure” in all of these difficult circumstances? He’s saying that…

  • If his money were taken, he would end up with greater riches. His weakness becomes his strength.
  • When Paul was isolated and placed in solitary confinement, then Jesus was near. His weakness became his strength.
  • If they beat him and he hurt, then Paul had the fellowship of Christ’s suffering. His weakness became his strength.
  • If his body became crippled and he was no longer able to lean upon the arm of flesh, then Paul had to lean on the Everlasting Arms.

Paul took pleasure in these things, because their result was to make him stronger in the Lord.


God is waiting to make you strong. There is power in our suffering. Suffering is not going to hurt you; it is going to strengthen you.


Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.