God’s Grace Is Sufficient

When we are weak, God’s grace, provision, is sufficient. God’s power inside us becomes stronger when we face problems and troubles we can’t handle on our own. Have you experienced that in your life? I sure have. The key, I believe, is to acknowledge we are not as strong as we think we are. To borrow a line from Rich Mullins.

In our world weakness is not something we go around boasting about. Our world strives for self-sufficiency. But Jesus tells us to bring our burdens and cares to him for he cares for us. He promises to help us carry the weight of the things which weigh us down.

Often we buy into the lie it’s all on us to fix, solve, restore, provide…forgetting those are things God in his grace promises to do for us when we trust him. God’s power shows up in our weakness. Our job is to humbly admit we’re weak and accept what he offers. He gives grace for each day to complete what needs completed in his power and strength.

The apostle Paul begged God to take away his “thorn in the flesh.” We aren’t told what the thorn was, but God didn’t remove it. What God did was enable Paul to carry the burden through God’s power working in Paul.

Because of that, Paul cheerfully made up his mind to boast in his weakness so others would know anything he accomplished was through the power of God.

How have you experienced God’s grace in your weakness?

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Three times I begged the Lord for it to leave me, but his reply has been, “My grace is enough for you: for where there is weakness, my power is shown the more completely.” Therefore, I have cheerfully made up my mind to be proud of my weaknesses, because they mean a deeper experience of the power of Christ. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 (Phillips)

Or as the Hawai‘i Pidgin says: “I do plenny good tings fo you, an dass all you need. My power mo strong inside you wen you no can handle trouble yoa own self.”

I wish you well.

Sandy

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