Who Is Sufficient?

2 Corinthians 2:16
Believing in grace for past and future trials is easy, but resting in grace for the immediate need is true faith. Believer, grace is sufficient right now. Do not say that this is a new trouble, but if you do, remember that the grace of God is always new. Do not complain that some strange thing has happened, but if you do, remember that blessings are provided to meet your strange difficulties. Do not tremble because the thorn in the flesh is so mysterious (2 Cor. 12:7), but if you do, remember that grace is mysterious too, and so mystery will meet mystery.
Right now and at all moments that will occur between now and glory, God’s grace will be sufficient. This sufficiency is declared without any limiting words. Thus the Lord Jesus is sufficient to uphold, sufficient to strengthen, sufficient to comfort, sufficient to make trouble useful, sufficient to enable you to triumph, sufficient to bring you out of ten thousand trials, and sufficient to bring you home to heaven.
Whatever is good, Christ’s grace is sufficient to bestow. Whatever would harm, His grace is sufficient to give, if it is for your good. Whatever you would avoid, His grace can shield, if His wisdom dictates.
I am glad that they cannot put all sufficiency into words. If so, it would be finite. Since we can never express it, glory be to God, for it is inexhaustible. Our demands can never be too great.
-C.H. Spurgeon, Beside Still Waters



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