He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
Many people around the world today are concerned about running out of resources. There are discussions about not having enough fresh water on the planet. Government leaders talk about running out of oil and gasoline. Already
there are a lot of people in the world who don’t have enough to eat. The resource of food has just about run out for them. But there is one resource we will never run out of, and that is God’s love and grace. God says that his grace is
“sufficient” for us. That means there is enough of his grace for everyone and enough for any situation you get into.
And just what is this grace of God that is so sufficient? It is a lot of things: it is forgiveness for our sins; it is God’s love for us; it is God giving us what we need when we ask; it is the gift of his patience when we mess up. (And we will
mess up—everybody does.) Not only is God’s grace sufficient for whatever is happening in our lives, he also promises that his power is made perfect in weakness. That means that when we feel too weak to do the right thing, God will
give us the strength we need to succeed. This is a promise we can count on.
Dear Lord, Thank you for giving us your grace to help us. And thanks for giving us your power when we are weak and want to do the wrong thing. Help me learn how to ask for you grace and power before I do the wrong things rather than afterward. Amen.