All-Sufficient Grace

2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

When we run low on supplies or resources, it can be stressful.  When there is a limited supply of something, we have to carefully ration it out.  But there is relief and a comfort when we have a full supply of something.  God’s grace is sufficient because a supply of grace from an infinite God will always be more than enough.  His grace will never run out because He is the source of grace Himself and it flows abundantly from His heart of mercy.  We can rest in that grace because it is as eternal as God and will always be available to us no matter the struggles we face or the choices we make.

God is generous toward His children in many ways.  And when we are feeling so weak and incapable and unable, God fills us with His strength and makes us able to continue on.  He invites us to ask for His grace, and we need not hesitate to seek it.  We don’t need to feel like we can only ask once a day, because we are to depend upon Him every moment.  And we can trust that whatever God allows into our lives is part of His plan for us even if we never understand it.  And at those moments when His grace enfolds us like a hug, we are encouraged, we grow, and our relationship with Him deepens in a special way.

It’s foolish how much we sometimes try to rely on ourselves when the power of Jesus Christ rests upon us as His children.  But it is when we allow Him to work in and through us that we bring glory to Him and allow others to see Him working in powerful ways.  It is only when we abandon ourselves completely to the truth that we are weak and He is strong, that we are unable and He is able that His power can fill up our emptiness.

Let us trust in the limitless supply of grace that is present in our Lord.  Let’s depend on Him even when it’s hardest to, for it is in those moments that our faith can grow.  Let’s embrace our weaknesses so that the power of Christ may be visible in each of us.  We can face every day with the confidence that His grace will never run out and it will never fail us.  He knows all about what we are facing, how much we can bear, and what it will take to glorify Himself in our lives.  Let’s trust Him when He speaks personally to our heart about something and says, “My grace is sufficient for thee.”