But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
Thorn in the Flesh
If you have ever felt like you were at the end of your rope and just couldn’t make it today’s promise for you.
While writing the letter to the Corinthian church, the Apostle Paul was in a particularly difficult time in his life. He had prayed and prayed for God to remove what he called a “thorn in his flesh,” but God had denied his request. We don’t know what the “thorn in the flesh” was. It could have been a physical ailment, or it could have been the continued persecution he received as he preached the Gospel.
We do know that Paul felt the “thorn” limited his ministry and affected his life. Paul asked God on three different occasions to remove it.
God finally answered his prayer by saying, “My grace is sufficient for you.” Then God went on to say that His power was made evident in Paul’s weakness.
What is God’s Grace? God’s grace is His unmerited favor. It’s God’s love, expressed for no other reason than He is a loving God.
God’s grace in your life strengthens and empowers you. His grace brought about your salvation. There was nothing you did that caused God to love you. It was His grace that drew you to Himself in the first place.
Like Paul, we pray for God to remove or resolve our problems. How many times have you thought, “If God would just get rid of this problem I have, life would be so much better?” Sometimes God’s answer is not to remove the problem but to give you His strength and courage to go through the problem.
You may feel you aren’t strong enough to bring glory to God. God says His power, combined with your weakness, is the perfect formula for His glory.
Whatever you are facing today, God’s grace is enough. It has been said that you will never know Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have. Whatever problems come into your life, God’s grace will be enough.
Let’s look at that promise once again.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9
Make these confessions.
I have God’s grace working in my life.
His grace gives me strength, power, and comfort.
No matter what I face, God’s grace is enough for me.
I can face any situation because God’s grace is working in my life.
In Jesus’ Name,
When you feel overwhelmed by problems and can’t go on, remember God’s grace is enough.
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How is God’s grace working in your life? (Share your thoughts in the comments below)
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