“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 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 12:8-9
God’s grace is a beautiful thing all the time, but it really shines during times when it sustains us through circumstances we would rather not experience, and strengthens us as we walk through things we would prefer to be far from.
Although it is very nice when all is going well, it is not through removing the hard things that we most experience the power of God’s grace. It is through the way it carries us through them.
I pray you will experience that in your life, even today. We know our Lord did not lie when He said, “This world will make you suffer” John 16:33), but we also know we can face any suffering that comes our way knowing we will be given sufficient grace! Praise the Lord!
Precious Heavenly Father, thank You for your amazing grace. It has gotten me through such hard times and I have clung to it, like the life-line it is. Thank You for supplying ALL I need in good times and, especially, in bad. I am truly thankful. Amen