And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12 verse 9.
Paul wrote these words in a letter to encourage other Christians. Paul’s experiences as a Christian were not to be envied and would have discouraged many. As Paul faced a great trial the Lord Himself spoke to him: ‘He said to me …’ The Lord knew all about Paul’s circumstances and could have sent another preacher to pass on the message to Paul. But no, the Lord spoke Himself to Paul and He will do the same to you today as He knows all your circumstances too.
The message from the Lord was remarkable: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Paul prayed three times for the trial to be removed; instead, the Lord would help Paul not only face the trial but endure it: “My grace is sufficient for you”. Paul, this is all you will need; and it was. Every day Paul received just enough grace to face and cope with the difficulties “My grace is sufficient for you”. We can receive sufficient grace today from the Lord of all grace.
What a difference such grace made for Paul not only coped but he seemed to relish his difficulties “Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me”.
This is how we can face today. Praise the Lord.
He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater, He sendeth more strength when the labours increase;
To added affliction He addeth His mercy, to multiplied trials His multiplied peace.
His love has no limit, His grace has no measure, His pow’r has no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus, He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.
(Annie Johnson Flint)