Our Wednesday Bible study a few weeks ago (July 8) from 2 Corinthians 12 was about how our weakness demonstrates God’s strength (v7-10). Receive the following beautiful truth that applies to that same passage.
One day the great London preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), was facing great problems and difficulties. It had been a disappointing day and, as he brooded over his troubles, there came to Spurgeon's mind a verse from the Word of God. He recalled what the Lord said to Paul at a time of great distress: "My grace is sufficient for thee" (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Spurgeon turned to God and said, "Lord, I think that Thy grace is sufficient for me too!"
After he said that, he burst into laughter. He realized how nonsensical (foolish) it is to worry about anything. He said to himself, "I'm like a fish surrounded by water who worries whether there will be enough water for me. The fish may turn to the river and say, 'I wonder if there is enough water for me in there.' The river then answers, 'My dear fish, take all the water you want, and there will be enough not only for you but for other fish too!'"
Spurgeon carried his thoughts further. "I am like a mouse in a barn that is full of grain wondering whether I will have enough grain to feed me."
Then he thought of himself as someone standing on top of a mountain saying to God, "I wonder if there is enough oxygen for me to enjoy for the rest of my life." And the voice of God speaks to him and says, "Inhale all the oxygen that your lungs can hold. There is enough oxygen not only for you but for everyone else too."
Friend, be assured of this: God has enough provision for everything you need. Most important, there is enough Grace – more than enough – for what you need.
In a world that seems to be spinning out of control, many people today are living in fear and confusion. They wonder if they will have enough finances to get them through this turbulent time. They are stressed out about the current political turmoil. They are filled with anxiety over their uncertain future.
As children of God, we might be facing the same issues but we can be confident that the Lord is in control and His grace is sufficient for us. It is more than enough. We do not need to live in fear and confusion. We can walk in confidence (Philippians 1:6; Hebrews 13:6) and rest in Jesus (Matthew 11:28-30; Philippians 4:6-7).
Grace means to receive what we don't deserve. Everything we receive from the Lord, we receive by, and because of, grace. And His grace is Sufficient for us. It is More than enough. It is All we need!
Apply the truth of God’s Word to your life, just as Spurgeon did. Receive His grace. Live in His grace. Know that you will Never exhaust His grace. You will never run out of it.
It is More than you will ever need.