Ever heard the statement “His grace is enough or sufficient?” What does that mean exactly?” As Moms and Woman and Christians we all live in an evil cruel world and must deal with the side effects. Bad things do happen to Christians no matter how much faith you have but what does the bible say about grace? Let’s look at 2 Corinthians 12:9 to explain.
When we are in need there is no greater comfort than knowing we can call on our Father in heaven. As Christians we know He is always with us and loves us with a greater love than we can really understand. This does not mean that we don’t face trials and tribulations and every day is sniffing daisies and kissing babies.
We look to Jesus and we cry out for Him to rescue us from whatever is hurting us and sometimes the answer is yes and sometimes that answer is, “My grace is sufficient.” Why doesn’t the Lord reach down and rescue us from all situations that may cause us some discomfort or hurt? Sometimes we must go through a difficult and painful situation for a reason that we don’t understand.
His Grace is Sufficient
Our Father in heaven knows the beginning from the end. His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. He is the Alpha and the Omega and knows what tomorrow brings. We do not! This is what it means to truly trust in the Lord. Trusting Him even when it hurts, but knowing no matter what you are going through there is a reason and He is still in control.
I’m sure we can all look back at times in our life when we went through something very painful, but now we can see if we hadn’t gone through that experience we wouldn’t be the person we are today. Now, this is not to say that the Lord doesn’t perform miracles and at times rescue us out from horrible situations, but sometimes His answer is no. How we deal with it will depend on how bumpy our ride is going to be.
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 12:9
Paul suffered with what he referred to as a thorn in his flesh that he begged God to take from him. Let us all strive to respond like Paul…boasting in our weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on us all. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.