Anyone need this message today? Well I do. So I’m writing with my Bible and my heart open … because I could really use all the grace my Heavenly Father is willing to pour out today.
I say pour because God is generous with grace – it isn’t handed out by the teaspoon but by the wheelbarrow.
I Corinthians 12:9 – Paul’s answer from God after he pleads with Him to take away his “thorn in the flesh”.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”
So what is our thorn/Achilles heel in life?
The thing that grabs our hearts and twists … the emotion that always defeats … the physical problem that dictates our day … the person who makes us crazy … the darkness that speaks into life … the secret torment that snuffs out our finest efforts at Christ-like behavior?
Of course we have asked God to remove it.
At what point do I get the picture that God isn’t deaf to my pleas but rather has revealed:
His grace is sufficient for me. This weak spot in my life is for Christ to rest His power on me. His perfect power has this moment, this person, this circumstance, this health concern, and this dark place. I’m going to be much stronger with Jesus’ power on me than any earthly plan I can create for this situation.
His strength in my weakness … grace.