40 days of truth: day 16

His Grace Is Sufficient

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. 

2 Corinthians 12:9

Sufficient. Enough. All that I need. This is His grace. Divine enablement. Power, shown to be most effective (made perfect) through my very own weakness.

When I feel tormented, His grace is sufficient.

When what is before me is more than I have the strength to endure, His grace is sufficient.

When I don’t know and I can’t control and I can’t understand, and all of that makes me feel untethered.

His so sufficient grace holds me together.

I need not look for, or play to my strengths, there is no grace in that. Instead, I will acknowledge and embrace every weak place, every bit of my not enough, so that I can taste the all sufficiency of His grace.

The grace that saved me.

The same grace He tells me that I am under, and that I stand in, the grace upon grace that is given to a wretch like me.

(Be still my heart, we are surrounded by grace.)

I will be tempted to feel around for a bootstrap I can pull. To summon something up from the depths of me. To give the appearance of strength even as I prop myself up with things that will evenutally give way.

But I will resist that temptation. I will boast instead in what the world would have me hide. I will shout it out; I will wear my weakness for all to see.

Because oh my goodness, how I want to be a resting place for His power.

I want to walk in truth, so I will speak this truth.

His grace is sufficient. Always. Every single time.

2 thoughts on “40 days of truth: day 16

  1. Karla … I walk by grace! I live by grace ..
    His grace! There is no good thing in me incl. strength without the touch of His hand
    on my life.


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