Sufficient Grace

Do you have a weakness you just can’t seem to overcome? Have you been frustrated by the weakness for a long time? Have you considered you were given the weakness for a purpose? Do you know that God is glorified in your weakness?

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all have at least one weakness. For some of us, the weakness is glaringly apparent. For others, it is less apparent. But we all have a weakness we must deal with throughout our lives.

We may wonder why God would give us a weakness. After all, if He wants us to work for Him, we might think it would make sense to make us strong. But God’s design is to make us strong in community. He intentionally gave us weaknesses so that we must rely on others.

He is also glorified in our weakness. That may sound counterintuitive. Yet, when He works through our weakness to reveal Himself, He is glorified. It is only by Him working in our lives that we can accomplish tasks that require our weakness to be a strength. That is when we give glory to God for helping us and others see God working in our lives.

The Apostle Paul was no different than any of us. He had a weakness he wanted God to remove or strengthen. But he was told that God’s grace was sufficient. God used his weakness to glorify Himself. Paul knew it was God working through him. Paul gave the glory to God and those who knew Paul also glorified God as they saw God working in him.

I pray we all ask God work through our weaknesses. I pray we give up making excuses and rely on God to help us execute His plan. I pray each of us accept our weakness and trust God is in control. Give the glory to God. See Him working in your life. Trust He will help you in your weakness. Know that God’s grace is sufficient.

2 Corinthians 12:7b-9 Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given 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.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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