His Grace is Sufficient

II Corinthians 12:9
And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.

Grace enables you to make it, no matter what. No matter who turns against you, no matter what obstacles you face, no matter how many times you fail. God's incredible grace is there to pick you up, to revive lost hope, to heal broken bones, and to strengthen your weak will. It is never inadequate, nor is it ever depleted. It never spoils and it has no expiration date.

How do I make God's grace a reality in my life? Simply by claiming the promises in His Word. Tell Him your need. Abandon your own efforts and trust Him to work things out. Be sensitive to see and hear the leading of His Spirit.

His grace saves you . . .
"For by grace are ye saved through faith . . . it is the gift of God . . ." (Ephesians 2:8-9).

His grace guides and directs you . . .
"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye," (Psalm 32:8). ". . . the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness," (Psalm 18:28).

His grace hears your cry and carries your burdens and sorrows . . .
"The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth," (Psalm 145:18). "He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows," (Isaiah 55:4).

His grace provides for all your needs . . .
"But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus," (Philippians 4:19).

His grace keeps you going . . .
". . . but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day," (II Corinthians 4:16).

His grace never leaves you alone . . .
"My presence will go with thee, and I will give thee rest," (Exodus 33:14).

In Lord, I Need Grace to Make It Kay Arthur writes, "For the victorious Christian, the one who lives as more than a conqueror, grace is more than a theological term. Grace is a reality, a fact of life. It is by grace that one becomes a Christian, and it is by grace that one lives the Christian life."

Precious Lord, thank You that Your grace is available to me any time I seek it, and that it provides everything I need to make it through life.

By Ann Shorb
©Copyright Ann Shorb, 2006

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