Just When You Need Him Most
Thought for Today: Life comes at us from many directions and dimensions. As the saying goes “if it’s not one thing, it’s another”. As believers, we experience sickness, pain, suffering, grief, discouragement, conflict and other negative emotions due to the issues of life. As we mature, the challenges and struggles of life can become overwhelming. When we feel overwhelmed, we often withdraw and focus more on the misery of our sufferings than allowing God’s grace to fill and sustain us. Paul teaches us to know the sufficiency of God’s grace in 2 Corinthians 12 when he reported that he was attacked with an affliction (a thorn in his flesh) mentally/spiritually by a messenger from Satan. After pleading with the Lord for three days to remove the suffering from him, the Lord said to him, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Just when Paul needed it most, God showed the power and sufficiency of His grace to strengthen and sustain him. God’s grace kept Paul from giving up. God’s grace at work in Paul was more than enough to enable him to face his suffering and to abound to every good work.