This reading was particularly poignant to me.
"I choose to thank You for my weaknesses, my infirmities, my inadequacies (physical, mental, emotional, relational) ... for the ways I fall short of what people view as ideal... for my feelings of helplessness and inferiority, and even my pain and distresses. What a comfort it is to know that You understand the feeling of my weaknesses! ... and that in Your infinite wisdom You have allowed these in my life so that they may contribute to Your high purposes for me.
"Thank You that many a time my weaknesses cut though my pride and help me walk humbly with You... and then, as You've promised, You give me more grace - You help and bless and strengthen me. Thank You for all the ways I'm inadequate, for they prod me to trust in You and not in myself... and I'm grateful that my adequacy comes form You, the all-sufficient God who is enough!
"Thank You that I can trust You to remove or change any of my weaknesses and handicaps and shortcomings the moment they are no longer needed for your glory, and for my good, and for the good of other people... and that in the meantime, our grace is sufficient for me, for Your strength is made perfect in weakness."
1. Heb. 4:15; Rom. 8:28-29
2. James 4:6; Ps. 40:17; 2 Cor. 3:5
3. 2 Cor. 12:7-10