His Grace is Enough

Ever come across one of those passages that you have read about a million times, but suddenly you get it. It happened to me today. Not that I didn't understand the passage before - I just needed to hear it today. :)

This has been one of those weeks. Its only Wednesday, and I'm ready for the weekend (okay, truth be told.....I was ready for the weekend on Sunday......). I don't really even have anything to complain about. I'm healthy, have food to eat and a roof over my head. I'm blessed. Sometimes, we find ourselves in situations we just don't want to be in. Sometimes other people cause us to be in those situations - sometimes we cause ourselves to be in them. But regardless of how we got there, we're there. I sort of find myself in a situation like that right now. One of those things I mostly brought on myself, and now I have to deal with it. The thing is I don't want to deal with it. I want God to take it away. I know he can do it. Its too hard to deal with. I'm sure God knows that, but for some reason he is ALLOWING me to go through this. At least now I think I know why...

This morning I really wanted to hear from God. No, I needed to hear from him. I cracked open my bible and turned to 2 Corinthians 12:

7To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great
revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to
torment me. 8Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9But
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. 10That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight
in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For
when I am weak, then I am strong.

Now, I've read this passage lots of times. Hundreds probably. I've heard songs written about this verse. But, I'm telling you, when I read this today - I understood it. I overwhelmingly felt God, the God of the Universe come to me and say, "Aimee, I know this is hard. But trust me, MY grace is enough for you. It really is. You are weak right now, but it is because I want to make my power perfect in you."

His grace is sufficient.

His grace is all I need. Its all you need.

His power is made perfect in my weakness. Its when I'm weak that I am strong, and not with strength that is my own - but because his power is being made perfect within me.

Am I still in the same situation I was before? Yes. Does it still suck? Yes. Will I get through it? Of course. Its not even that big of a deal, in reality. It is to me though, and if it is to me, then I know it is to God. He felt like my friend this morning. His grace really is enough.