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.”- 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT).
Last year showed many of us how little power we had. Most of what was going on in the world was completely out of our control; yet we had no choice but to adjust to the new ways of life. There was a new way of doing business, new standards and restrictions.
When I look back on all that we experienced, it makes me grateful for His power. God was not caught off guard by any of the events that happened; yet He has shown us where our strength comes from. If it had not been for Him, where we would be?
Our greatest strength can be in recognizing our very need for Jesus. We need His power and His grace as we journey through life. We have never been experienced this before; but God already knows every chapter of our story. We can lean on Him every step of the way. When we can recognize our own deficiencies and rely on Him, He will be the one to strengthen us.
No matter the current season you find yourself in – whether you are walking through the valley or on the mountain, lean on Jesus so that His power may rest on you. Give Him all the things that weigh you down and let Him be the one to sustain you in every season.
I am so thankful for His grace that kept us. I am thankful for His grace when we mess up. And I am thankful that His grace is enough. We don’t deserve it but He still gifted us with it anyways.
How will you thank Him today for how His grace has brought you through?
Prayer: Father, we thank You for your grace as we know it is the only thing that has saved us. We thank You that your grace is all we need. We can never earn it and don’t even deserve it but we take this moment to thank You for the gift of grace. Thank You for thinking enough of us to shower us with your grace and mercy. We thank you for the grace for today.
Shakia Clark is a writer, marketer, and servant leader who is passionate about encouraging women to experience God’s best for their lives. She has a heart for women to see themselves the way that God sees them. When she isn’t writing, you can find her spending time with friends and family, traveling, reading, trying new recipes, or actively serving her community. She blogs at www.shakiaclark.com.
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