“But He said to me, ‘My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.’
Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over!
And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.” ~2 Corinthians 12:9-10
A reminder, today, as we face a new week: He is strong enough for all your needs. He is grace enough for all your failures. He is peace enough for all your fears. He is faithful enough for all your doubts. He is love enough for all of your heart…for all of your life.
Trust Him with everything you are and everything you’re not. You will find that, in all things…He is day-by-day, step-by-step, mourning-to-dancing, night-by-night, seed-to-harvest sufficient. He is all you need. He’ll provide everything you need to keep going…to handle what comes your way…to live in freedom and abundant joy even when hardship shows up. Paul says his weakness is a gift and this seems so strange to us, so impossible. But it’s true – because when we have hardships and let Him ‘take over’, our troubles in His hands, we find the sweet mercy of His invitation is true…we can rest in Him (while He’s working it all together for our good!), with a yoke easy and a burden light.
There was a time when I wasn’t sure that this was true. It was frightening, trusting Him to be everything…to let Him do His work in and for my life. But when I submitted that fear…when I depended on Him when everything else was falling down fast around me…He was there. He was sufficient. He is sufficient for my heart, every day.
May you take Him at His Word…and find Him ever true.