Sufficient Grace

3 12 2012

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” – 2 Corinthians 12:9a

My heart is raw with the pain. Gone is the polished exterior, the have-it-all-together mask that I usually wear. My reality is brokenness. Crushed, overwhelmed, frightened, and exhausted frame the borders of my heart. I can’t see a way out. Crashing waves of despair find me gasping for breath.

I pick up my Bible, hoping for a shred of hope to wrap around my weary soul. It is the present tense nature of Jesus’ words that throw out a lifeline to my heart. “My grace is sufficient for you…” Not was. Not can be. Not will be. Not might be. Is. I AM steps into my pain and offers to change my reality with His little word ‘is.’

No matter how desperate the situation, how deep the pain, how disappointing the answer, Christ’s grace is able to cover the moment. Today, right now, whatever you are experiencing, whatever pain you bear, whatever darkness you are fighting, whatever struggle is engulfing you, there is sufficient grace to carry you through. It won’t ever run out, dry up, or fall off. It is sufficient, more than enough, to see you through.

My Jesus Resolution today is to hold onto 2 Corinthians 12:9 with both hands. His grace will sustain my heart when it feels too broken to take another beat. His grace is strong enough to hold me together in my weakness. There will be no moment so low today that His grace will not reach even deeper and lift me up. Grace is the tether that binds me to His heart. It is the lifeline that will help me hold on for another minute, hour, and day. Sufficient grace is His promise and my best hope.


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3 responses

3 12 2012
Tracie w

Many prayers are with you, dear friend.

3 12 2012
Tracie w

Psalm 56:8
You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?

5 12 2012
Pat Hall

Whatever your pain, you will be in my prayers and those of the Cameron
Road ladies.

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