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July 08, 2021 Eryn Bee

Sufficient

Sufficient

II Corinthians 12:9

"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."


All I have to do is hear the alarm go off to be aware of my weakness. Some days I don't think about it and just go about my day, but more often than not, I wake up well aware of my own insufficiency. How often I wish I had more of my own strength- more physical strength, stronger will power, stronger self-control, strength of character, etc...


I'm so glad that God knows far better than me what I actually need! He created us! He knows that, more than our own strength, we need Him. I think we need our weakness to make us aware of our need for Him. And not just once in awhile. The line from the well known hymn runs through my mind, "I need Thee every hour. Every hour I need Thee."


I think it's easy for me to focus on the end of 1 Corinthians 12:9 and to interpret it simply that He will empower me in my weakness as I recognize my need for Him. "But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you...'" His strength is made perfect in my weakness, but He said His grace is sufficient for me! The definition of "sufficient" is "meeting the need of ; legally satisfactory." Praise the Lord that His grace is sufficient! His grace has pardoned my sin and bought my life, and His grace meets all of my needs. All. My. Needs.