2 Corinthians 12:9-10 – “And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” NASB
I cannot count the number of times I have gone to this passage and reminded the Lord of His Promise. There have been occasions in my life when my human inabilities were so apparent that barring a miracle from God I would go under. It is not in the times when I recognize my human weakness that I get in trouble. It is in those times when I do not that I falter! It is not when I am relying on His Grace that I find myself sinking. It is in those times that I try to do it in my own strength, wisdom, knowledge, and power.
It is not when I am vulnerable that I get in trouble. Instead, it is when I think I am invincible. Truly, I have learned in life that His Grace and Power are demonstrated to the full in those times when we have come to the end of ourselves and fully realize and acknowledge that “without Him, we can do nothing.”
When trials come, they do not always just go away because we claim a Bible promise, pray, or make a confession. Sometimes they persist! That does not mean we succumb to them or allow them to crush us, it is in those times that we need to recognize that He is “I AM, That I AM!” He does not just have power, He is Power! He does not just have grace, He is Grace!
He is Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent therefore nothing that transpires in our lives is a surprise to Him. Nothing is beyond His wisdom or power to handle. Our trials are opportunities for Him to demonstrate His Greatness! I am not suggesting that we pray for trials but rather that when we are encompassed about by a host of hellish devices, we run to Him and rely on Him! It is in those times that His strength and grace have a complete manifestation of it in our lives and situation.
Therefore, when the storms of life are raging know that Heaven’s Grace will never fail. That is why James could say with confidence in James 1:2-4 – “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” NKJV
It is not the trial that is to be the focus but HIM! Focusing on the Problem perpetuates the potential for disaster but focusing on Him provides perfected peace! The choice is ours; the provision is His.
May the Lord bless you richly as you go through your day!