“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Ben Franklin
That adage, or some version of it, has been used over and over throughout the years. We are not here to debate the validity of that statement, but we trust you agree that in life not much is guaranteed. Your “till death do us part” marriage suddenly ends in divorce. The job you have had for a decade unexpectedly ends because your company suddenly closes its doors. You have kept yourself in good physical condition, only to find yourself now facing cancer. A lifelong friendship is ruptured over a seemingly meaningless disagreement. A loved one who you just talked to a few days ago is killed in a tragic accident. You get the idea; here today, gone tomorrow.
Today we want to look at a two-letter word that offers us a certainty that is here today and here tomorrow. It withstands the test of time.
In the beginning verses of 2 Corinthians 12, Paul tells us that he has an affliction, the precise nature of it we do not know. Paul pleaded with God to have this affliction taken away, but his “thorn” remained. That takes us to these words we read in v.9 – “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.”
Notice what God says to Paul, and to us today – “My grace is sufficient for you.” Did you see that little two letter word? My grace IS sufficient for you. The Lord does not say, it might be, it could be, or maybe it will be. Instead, the Lord promises that His grace is, and always be will, sufficient for us. He is all we need as we walk through life, facing everything thrown our way. His grace has no limits, it has no measure, it simply “is sufficient.”
It is not so much a matter of whether or not you believe that truth, instead, it is whether or not you will embrace that truth and walk your journey knowing that God is all you need!
That little two letter word is a guarantee that withstands the test of time. Right now, no matter what your circumstances, God says to you – “My grace is sufficient for you.”
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