Strength That Measures

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

The present tense verb translated “is sufficient” reveals the constant availiability of divine grace. While God would not remove the thorn, as Paul requested (vv 7-8) He would supply him with grace to endure it. Think about this, God hears your prayers when you cry out to Him. He sees what is transpiring in your life. He knows what lies ahead of us, yet, He would say to us, “Trust Me, I know what I am accomplishing in you.” Suffering is the vehicle which brings God’s virtuous power of strength and stamina through grace in our life. Every Christian is endowed with God’s grace. Why? Because we’ve entered into a personal relationship with God our Father, through His Son, Christ the Lord.

The Bible says, There is a race that is marked out for us (Hebrews 12:1-2), and we are to run with endurance, but where do we find our endurance? It comes from the supernatural power of God’s grace in His Word. The Bible is our source of all truth, truth about God, and His plan of salvation. Truth about ourselves and our dire need of Him in our lives. To know how much strength you’ll have need of is to be completely in reliance upon Him. He knows who we are and what were made of, because He created us to be His workmanship (Ephesians 2:10). The weaker the human instrument, the more clearly God’s grace shines forth. This is what Paul discovered in our text, Paul took no pleasure in the pain itself, but turned his focused rather in the power of Christ that was being revealed in him. This is a great example for us today, we are all going to suffer in one way or another, but by God’s grace we can overcome through the grace and mercy of our risen Lord.

Beloved friend, let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart (Galatians 6:9). The strength that we can rely on comes to those who completely depend on God’s grace which we know is ours to trust in, because His Word tells us. In Christ our Lord I firmly stand, all other ground is sinking sand , lyrics to an old Christian hymn.

May the Lord bless your walk!


Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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