His Grace Is Sufficient

Bishop Terrell MurphyBy Bishop Terrell Murphy4 Minutes

The power of the Lord and the love of God towards you gives you the strength to be able to endure and to move through everything and all things. He’s just so faithful like that. He’s just so good and kind like that and I think sometimes we forget that the Lord is on our side and the Lord wants to bring us into places where He can enlarge us; where He can strengthen us. And places where He can help us to see how great and how awesome He is but how great and how awesome He is inside of us.

Life, and this journey that we have in God, can be very challenging and sometimes people become overwhelmed by it. I know that, even in leading a congregation, there are times that I wonder “Where are You God? What are You doing? What are You up to?” And then there are those of us who are seasoned in our walk with God and we wonder “Well, why do I have to go through this? And why do I have to go through that?” But I can say that none of us were more versed in the things of God than the apostle Paul was.

It says in the book of 2 Corinthians the twelfth chapter, verses eight through ten, that Paul was in a place where he has a dilemma because there’s something he’s going through. And he has asked the Lord to remove that three times. I know there are things that you’ve endured and things you’ve had to process through and you’re wondering ‘God, where are You and why won’t You make this go away?’ And the Lord says to Paul, just as He says to you, that “My grace is sufficient.”

Grace is the empowerment of God to do those things that you can’t do on your own and that it takes God to do. He says to Paul: My grace is sufficient for you. And He goes on to tell Paul that “My power is made perfect in your weakness.” No matter where you may feel weak, your weakness is an opportunity for the power of God to come in. Yeah that same power that resurrected Jesus from the dead, that same power that opened the Red Sea that held the Jordan back, that same power that caused the Jericho walls to go down. Any time you’re in a weak place, that power is made perfect for you.

So Paul goes on to say: if it’s like that, then I’ll rejoice in my infirmities. I’ll rejoice in my weaknesses because now I know the power of God is resting upon me. And He’s resting upon you in the toughest places of your life. He’ll never leave you and He’ll never forsake you. Paul goes on to say in the tenth verse that well, I’ll just go ahead and rejoice and take pleasure in my infirmities; in my persecutions; in my difficulties; in my distresses.

I’ll rejoice in all of that because I know the power of God is working in, with, and through me. And that same power is there for you. God loves you just as much as He loves Paul. As His grace was sufficient for Paul, His grace, His enablement, His power is sufficient for you no matter what you face and what you’re up against. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. You’re already victorious. God bless you. Peace.

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