Devotional : It's Just Enough....

"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."-2 Corinthians 12:9


Sufficient: enough to meet the needs of a situation or a proposed end (Webster)


In life we are pulled in soo many directions we become exhausted, tired and stressed. And no matter how many times we try to recharge or take a moment for ourselves we still never have enough. Then here comes the enemy messing things up.. It feels like you just cant catch a break... In 2 Corinthians Christ reminds Paul that his grace is sufficient enough for any situation, circumstance or trail..  Often times we forget that Christ would never put more on us than we can bare and that his strength is made perfect in our weakness. Basically we can't do this thing on our own, we can't continue to fight this battle on our own.. If we were designed to do it on our own we wouldn't need Christs' grace/ strength. See Christ knows that eventually we will all need his grace and strength to endure the problems that arise (he still wants to be your superman) 
        I know for me it's a struggle not having control in certain situations and I battle that in my spiritual life as well. I like to put my hands on it first before seeking Christ, I want to fix it up and show him that I can handle it. But God has a way of getting my attention, he quickly reminds me that, "Trice, this situation wasn't meant for you to touch.. you should depend on me, right now you're not strong enough to battle this..." And time and time again I fall flat on my face (you would think I would learn my lesson... right?) At some point we should get tired of trying fix things on our own, these circumstances and trails were designed so that you could seek Christ FIRST..  I would rather rely on Christs' strength and grace than do this by myself! When I would "fix" things by myself I messed everything up and things would get worse or they would get out of control and then I would run to Christ asking him to fix it and because he loved me soo much he did. Now that Im older and have matured I have learned that when I give it over to God I am showing him that I trust him and that his grace is enough for me... I no longer worry about "proving" myself to anyone anymore.. If I cant handle it I have no problem handing it over to God, because his strength is made perfect in my weakness... 
 
Just give it to God, even if you feel like you have it all under control. He's waiting on you to give it over it him... His grace is sufficient, its just enough for you...
Photography By: Trice C


 

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