Knowing His Grace Give Us Contentment
Do we believe that His grace is sufficient for us? It is only when we really lean into this that His power can surge in our weakness. It is in our weakness that we need the most help.
When we need help we have either been taught to figure it out ourselves or simply to not reach out as it is a sign of weakness. So we must ask ourselves, why is weakness bad? This scripture tells us that it is in our weakness that His power is made perfect.
His power is made perfect when we are or feel weak because we must humble ourselves to reach out for help and relinquish our pride. Giving up our pride is difficult. It is completely counter world.
This is why we are told to boast about our weaknesses. In this way we are able to become excited about not having all the answers or being able to handle everything. We can rest in His grace and trust that He is making us strong through each and every experience we encounter.
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. That 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.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV
Considerations for your planner:
- Do you find humility difficult or easy? Write down the ways you are humble and the ways you are prideful.
A Prayer for Our Community:
Father God, Thank You for Your grace over our lives. We need You in everything we do. Our pride is a part of our sinful nature, but it has been perfected by the ways of the world. The world has taught us to strive harder and better. But You have asked us to lean into Your ways and be humbled. Help us to let our prideful ways go. Help us to reach out for Your help more. In Your name we pray. Amen.
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