Sunday, February 26, 2012

His Grace is Sufficient for You

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For the mom whose child threw a fit in church,
     His grace is sufficient.
For the dad whose daughter went on her first date,
     His grace is sufficient.
For the person who still arrived late, even after leaving fifteen minutes early,
     His grace is sufficient.
For she who is tired and cannot get a full night's rest,
     His grace is sufficient.
For he who looks for a job and cannot grasp a hold of employment,
     His grace is sufficient.
For she who desires fitness, but who feels defeated before the first step,
     His grace is sufficient.
For he who struggles with addiction and fights every moment to be set free,
     His grace is sufficient.
For she who longs to sing, but whose voice is squelched to silence,
     His grace is sufficient.
For the mom who battles depression,
     His grace is sufficient.
For the dad who battles anger,
     His grace is sufficient.
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For the households that face scarcity,
     His grace is sufficient.
For the children who are home-schooled, private-schooled, or public-schooled,
     His grace is sufficient.
For she whose bones are brittle, but whose spirit longs to fly,
     His grace is sufficient.
For he whose heart struggles to beat, but whose faith is strong,
     His grace is sufficient.
For the hopeless, for the faithful, for the weary, and for the strong,
     His grace is sufficient.
For the ones in chains and for the ones who are free,
     His grace is sufficient.


God says to us, "My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness." (2 Cor 12: 9) and sometimes it is a hard Word to take in -- when we feel persecuted, abandoned, insulted, in hardship, perhaps trapped in circumstances that seem to continually implode within our lives.  And yet, even in the hard, may we hear the softness in His voice as He whispers these words in our ears.  May we grasp hold of the freedom that He offers us -- freedom from the need to be perfect, freedom from the need to be strong, freedom from the need to have it all together, freedom from embarrassment, freedom from control, freedom from incessant planning, freedom from...whatever entraps us, ensnares us, keeps us from our Savior.  My prayer is that we would embrace His grace.  May we be sufficient only through Him.

Linking with Michelle at Graceful and Shanda for On my Heart.


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"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
Hebrews 10: 23-25

18 comments :

  1. This is absolutely beautiful. This should be on a card or something.

    His Grace IS sufficient.

    Thanks

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  2. Thank you Jen...I was taking a peek in my dashboard and saw the post title...I needed to read for today's struggles....and those I've been dealing with of late. His grace is sufficient. I don't understand right now. I don't have the answers...I'm trying to let go...but I'm struggling. Thank you again for the gentle reminder. God Bless.

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  3. Oh, Jen. This is beautiful. True. I agree with Janet.. this should be on a greeting card. I can think of countless friends I'd send it to :) Always a gift to stop by here.

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  4. How thankful I am for God's grace. A beautiful reminder as you mention common struggles and then ...God's grace. Love that.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  5. In my experience, one of the hardest parts of my life in Christ is the battle pride wages with grace. And it should be so easy. Think I'll blog about that myself...

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  6. Needed to read that today. His grace is sufficient for Monday mornings! :)

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  7. Yes, I cling to freedom and take it because His grace is sufficient for me today and every day in every circumstance. Thanks for the reminder Jen!

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  8. what, I say what, would we do without His grace? I don't think I could get thru this life without it. He always knows what and how much when to give it too. We serve a good God don't we?

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  9. "For she who is tired and cannot get a full night's rest,
    His grace is sufficient."

    That I needed today. Thank you, beautiful you.

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  10. So beautiful! I read it with tears in my eyes. Yes, His grace is sufficient.

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  11. 2 Cor. 12:9 one of my favorite verses. This is so beautifully written. Thank you!

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  12. If I only I would trust that His grace is sufficient and not worry, fret and try to fix...

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  13. Yes! this: freedom from the need to be perfect, freedom from the need to be strong, freedom from the need to have it all together, freedom from embarrassment, freedom from control, freedom from incessant planning, freedom from --
    It is for freedom that he came to set us free. I love this post -- thank you friend!

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  14. Of course we're on the same page...we have the same Father...Love you!

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