Grace is Sufficient for You
"My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." II Corinthians 12:9
The daily tasks looming large on us every morning make us cry for the grace of God. Oh Lord! Give me grace to pass the fiery tests, to speak to an important client, to face the boss, to deal with children, and so on. The list is endless. Our heart longs for the grace of God to face all these boldly and cheerfully. Today, the Lord says to you, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness".
Gods help is always sufficient no matter what circumstances we face. Our weakness and inability to handle circumstances becomes the occasion for Him to more fully demonstrate His strength. We can rejoice in our infirmities because they cause us to turn to Christ and experience His power in our lives. Once all of us were living in sinful ways and disbelief. Now, God through His abundant grace has replaced our ignorance and unbelief with faith and love. Further, the grace of God empowers us with certain abilities too.
Grace makes us worthy of His ministry. St. Paul says, "I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service" (I Timothy 1:12,13). Although saved, not many has the inclination to talk about Jesus Christ to others. You need the grace of God to proclaim His name. If you are shy and introvert ask the Lord to give you the grace to proclaim His name to your friends and neighbors.
Grace makes you strong in Christ Jesus (II Timothy 2:1). We need strength to do our daily task whether small or great. Grace enables you to face our situation and overcome it.
Grace provides us with good things. Lord loves us so much that he would not withhold any good thing from us. In order to receive the good things, our ways are to be upright. For the Lord God is a sun and shield. The Lord will give grace and glory. No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. (Psalms 84:11)
Grace makes us lead a simple life. Pompous and ostentatious life is not what God expects from us. He expects us to lead a simple life. St. Paul in Scripture says, "But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; But I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, by the grace of God which was with me" (I Corinthians 15:10). Paul was rich and well-educated person yet for the sake of Christ he forsake his riches and became a common man. Let us ask God for the grace which help us to lead a simple life.
Grace gives us the hope of eternal life. Justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 3:7). When justified, we are made right with God. We also become heirs of that eternal life which we are assured His faithful people will receive.
May the Grace of God abound you more fully and empower you with inner strength and lead you to live uprightly.If you are blessed by this message kindly let us know, that we praise God together at firstname.lastname@example.org