Sufficient Grace

Read with me, ” 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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. “ 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Imagine you have a test today, a test of strength. Imagine, today your strength will be measured by how much you can rely on Him. How much can you relent? How much will you let go and let Him be today? His power is made perfect in our weakness, so much so that He even invites us to boast in them. Imagine that. He is in essence inviting us to shift the attention away from our own ability and honour Him as strong and capable. When we realise we can do nothing outside of His empowerment, and allow Him to be strong in us, we get to see His grace fill the void made by insufficiency. He is strong, in our weakness. Allow Him to be strong, rest in the knowledge that you do not need to do it all, do not need to know how to do it all – His grace is enough.

His grace is made manifest in our weakness. Imagine this! He doesn’t need you to have the oceans capacity to rage powerful in order to demonstrate His power through you. No, He doesn’t need you to be big, strong, capable, or famous to showcase Himself. He doesn’t require a platform, a following, a  grand stage. His power is manifested in weakness.

All throughout nature He displays His power  in extravagant ways. Raging seas, immovable mountains, impressive forces of nature, yet in you His power finds it expression when you are weak.  When we are weak, He is strong.

When we feel inadequate, thinking that God can do nothing with the little we have to offer, that is when Grace comes into its own. When we feel rendered  powerless by situations, that is when He accomplishes the work of Grace. When we feel weak, unable, limited, and inadequate, that is exactly when Grace comes rushing in and fills the void, making us strong, equipping,  empowering, and enabling us.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.” 2 Corinthians 4:7-10