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”
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.
Amen!! Thanks for reading!