2 Corinthians 12: 9
“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (NKJV)
Aren’t you glad you don’t know everything? I know I am. It is a relief to know that I do not have the answers to everything I come across. I am glad I don’t have to worry about everything. And I am glad Someone else is in charge. I am happy that He has control and the knowledge to match it.
Paul had a problem. Some say it was a medical issue. Some say it was spiritual. Whatever it was, Paul was disturbed by it and he wished, like a lot of us, it would go away or be taken away from him. But God told him, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Paul did not want strength. He wanted healing. He wanted deliverance. He would rather walk free than take each step in pain. He would rather do it himself than having to depend on others.
These are not answers we want to hear. We want our problems resolved instantly. We want instant solutions. Sufficient Grace and Strength In Weakness are not cans we would pick up in the supermarket. We would rather take something that says “Instant Relief” or “Do-It-Your-Way Solution”.
Paul had a problem and God said, “That’s fine. I will give you the strength you need to get through it.” When God says that, you need to realize He is giving Himself to be with you through the situation. He is willing to wait it out with you or take the bus or walk with you.
So what is God telling you about your situation? Are you looking for answers? Will you be willing to settle for grace? Willing to be strengthened in your weakness? Maybe you don’t know and that is perfectly fine. Just remember not to fight him. You will be surprised how amazing his grace can be and the only thing you need for your situation.
Pray in your own words: Lord, I need Your grace. The amazing grace that I have heard of. I don’t have all the answers and I am okay with it. I am glad You do!
Daily Bible Reading: Genesis 36-38 (Old Testament), Matthew 10: 21 – 42 (New Testament). (Click here to read)
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