Monday, January 26, 2015

"My grace is sufficient for you"

Do you have a thorn or two in the flesh? (2 Cor. 12).  

We all have something or more than one which nags us, shows up now and then, or something which never leaves us.   

Do not fear or feel overcome! The LORD God is with you always!  He is your strength and He is your comfort!  Rejoice! for He draws you closer to Himself as you rely on Him!

HT to Winging It, for Stan's post, "Thorn in the Flesh".

Stan ends with,

"[The LORD] wants to constantly remind me I'm not autonomous, not sufficient, not capable on my own. He doesn't want me depending on my own power. He wants me depending on the power of Christ dwelling in me."

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

“Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me—to keep me from exalting myself! 

Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. 

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 

Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”


Anonymous said...

Hi Jill,

I needed to hear this today!


The Piper's Wife said...

And I do also!

Praise the LORD! for He is full of grace and mercy for us! We can get through these difficult things in life because we keep our eyes on Him.