Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficent for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
I remember hearing and reading this scripture as a young girl and feeling like the apostle had some how been slighted. What could the Lord possibly be trying to teach him by leaving this thorn in his flesh? I couldn't wrap my mind around what could be greater than being healed. Decades later it all makes sense. God's grace was the gap filler. It was everything for the places we fall short; the place where we don't understand.
Perhaps you're looking at your current situation and wondering the same thing. Why won't God just heal me now? Why won't he change my co-worker's heart? Why? Why? Why?
Have you stopped to think about the person who may have had the same ailment that the apostle had and because they saw him persevering; then they have chosen to do the same and follow after Jesus... Perhaps it was never really about him. Maybe, it was always about me and you as we read the account of this story thousands of years later. Maybe, just maybe, He had us in mind. Whatever the answer and whatever your current situation; God's grace is still sufficient.
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