His Grace Is Sufficient
I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for me and my family during this difficult time. I went to the doctor and my blood count is going back up and the pneumonia is better as well. I still have to go in for yet another EGD soon.
I have had time to reflect on my situation and difficulties and think of the words of Paul. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 12:7-ff, "To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from 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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
I have found during this difficulty I have been leaning and resting on God for help and strength. I have come to terms with my illnesses and have found that his grace is truely sufficient. My faith has grown and stretched in the last year and half. I have seen his power displayed in my life in every aspect. I am so glad that I serve a God who love and cares more than I can comprehend. I truely understand what Paul says, "When I am weak, then I am strong."
How have problems or difficulties influenced your faith and Christian life? How have you seen God's grace being sufficient in your life? What do you think of these words from Paul? How is his power made perfect in weakness? Why don't we boast all the more gladly in our weaknesses?
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