2 Corinthians 12:6-10 6) For if I would desire to boast, I will not be foolish; for I will speak the truth. But I forbear, so that no man may account of me above that which he sees in me, or hears from me. 7) By reason of the exceeding greatness of the revelations, that I should not be exalted excessively, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, that I should not be exalted excessively. 8) Concerning this thing, I begged the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9) He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me. 10) Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ‘s sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.
Colossians 1:9-12 9) For this cause, we also, since the day we heard this, haven‘t ceased to pray and make requests for you, that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10) to walk worthily of the Lord, to please him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11) strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, to all patience and perseverance with joy; 12) giving thanks to the Father, who made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light;
Matthew 9:1-8 1) He entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came into his own city. 2) Behold, they brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a bed. Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Son, cheer up! Your sins are forgiven you." 3) Behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man blasphemes." 4) Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5) For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven;‘ or to say, ‘Get up, and walk?‘ 6) But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins..." (then he said to the paralytic), "Get up, and take up your mat, and go up to your house." 7) He arose and departed to his house. 8) But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.