Grace To Endure

“My grace is sufficient for you: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

The thorn is still left to pierce and lacerate–but strength has been given to bear it! The trial, be what it may, has taught you, as it did Paul–the lesson of your own weakness, and your dependence on Divine aid. It has been a needful drag on your chariot wheels–a needful clipping of your wings–lest, like the great apostle, “you should be exalted above measure.” Who can complain of the heaviest of sorrows–if they have thus been the means alike of revealing to us our own weakness–and of endearing to us the all-sufficient grace of a Savior God?

Blessed, comforting assurance: that God will deal out the requisite grace–in all time of our need. Seated by us like a kind physician, with His hand on our pulse–He will watch our weakness, and accommodate the divine supply–to our several needs and circumstances. He will not allow the thorn to pierce too far! “As your day–so shall your strength be.” “Grace sufficient” will be given–sufficient for every emergency. His everlasting arms are ever lower than our troubles!

 “Do not be afraid–for I am with you. Do not be dismayed–for I am your God! I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with My victorious right hand!”

-John MacDuff


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