Thankful: God’s grace is sufficient

But (God) said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.

– 2 Corinthians 12:10

Today, I am incredibly grateful that God’s grace is sufficient for me.

I am a broken person, often trying in my own power to tape the cracks of my life together. I struggle under the weight of others’ expectations. I get involved in situations that I don’t belong, and press change faster than it’s ready to unfold. I want everyone to be happy and to like me, and try desperately to cover the hurt when people aren’t and don’t. I battle pride and laziness daily. I yell. Loneliness sometimes gets the best of me.

I am weak.

Yet, God calls to my heart, whispers to my soul, “My grace is enough for you.”

My sin can’t outrun grace. It is impossible to heap my shortcomings and failures, inabilities, hurts, strongholds and frustrations higher than the mountain of God’s merciful kindness and extravagant grace. Each and every time my weakness overwhelms me, God’s grace gently covers. The ways in which I fail are vast, but God’s redemption stretches as far as the east is to the west.

I don’t need grace and. I need grace. It is sufficient. It is enough.

When I struggle, God shows up. His power is manifested in my weakness. God’s grace allows me to get up and begin again. It prompts me to praise and express adoration for my Savior, who never gives up on me.

I may not measure up, but God’s grace will always be enough.

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