Monday Morning Musings: All Sufficient Grace

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 Cor. 12:9

As I write this, it is late Sunday night and I’m tired. I thought about skipping the Monday morning post this week. It’s been an emotionally draining week–on a number of levels and for a number of different reasons. I’ve had so many different things swirling around in my heart and in my thoughts that you’d think it would be easy to just pick one and write away …

Maybe that’s the problem. Maybe I’ve got too much to write about. Maybe I’m pondering too many things. Maybe I need to slow down and step back. Maybe I just need to stop and breathe …

(Maybe you do too?)

So here I am. Here I am slowing down my thoughts. Here I am taking the pressure off myself to “produce” something. Here I am okay if I write something tonight and okay if I don’t.

Here I am okay with just being here.

I’m okay being here because of one thing and one thing only …

GRACE.

His grace.

His grace that is sufficient.

His grace that is sufficient for me …

     -Sufficient when I’m tired and feel like I don’t have another thing to give.
     -Sufficient when I’m a little too anxious about a few too many things.
     -Sufficient when I’m disappointed and confused.
     -Sufficient when I’m distracted and lacking focus.
     -Sufficient when I can’t seem to get my act together.
     -Sufficient when I’m so over the schemes of hell on this planet.
     -Sufficient when my heart is breaking over a multitude of injustices.
 

Even sufficient when I feel like I can’t put two coherent thoughts together–let      alone form a string of thoughts into sentences that might actually be meaningful to someone else!

Yeah, that’s when grace is really sufficient. Because if it’s not suffiicient when you really need it … if it’s not sufficient when you are feeling wholly insufficient  … if it’s not real then … well, then, it’s not real at all.

But his grace is real.

And his grace is sufficient.

I know.

I know because without grace I wouldn’t still be standing.

But I am standing–I’m standing in grace.

And his grace is sufficient.

Thank you, Lord, for your always amazing and always sufficient grace.


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