“My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Cor 12:9).
I love doing word studies and going back to the original language and studying more deeply what things mean. So this is what my digging into “My grace is sufficient” means a little more in detail.
What is Grace? Grace is the free unmerited favour of God. It is favour shown to the unworthy, undeserved blessing and a gift.
The word Grace comes from the same root word as joy, or to rejoice. Grace causes rejoicing.
It describes the supernatural ability of God to work miracles, answer prayer, heal the sick and bring deliverance.
It signifies privilege and pardon, where God raises us from debasement to dignity.
Grace is like a buried treasure; you experience more as you dig deeper and deeper into it. No matter how we have or continue to mess up, fail, disappoint ourselves, or feel unworthy, God’s Grace is sufficient.
Sufficient means to be possessed of unfailing strength, able to defend and be satisfied and contented.
Whatever God asks of us, He promises His Grace is sufficient for the task before and ahead of us and available to sustain us.
As we find and experience more and more of God’s Grace, it enables us to live free. You can’t and don’t have to earn it because God’s Grace is extended towards us as a free gift, bought and paid for by Jesus.
That even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s Grace that you have been saved!) (NLT) Ephesians 2:5
We take hold of this gift and let it work in us. We exchange our feelings of unworthiness for His acceptance, our failures for His supernatural ability to work miracles and answer prayer, and our weakness for His strength. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
If you or someone you know feels tired, worried, fearful, weak, unworthy, and unaccepted, in that case, you are a perfect candidate to experience God’s Grace in your life because whatever the person, situation, or circumstances you may be facing, know this – His Grace is Enough!
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” (NKJV) (2 Corinthians 9:8)
“But he gives more Grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (ESV) (James 4:6)
Prayer: Lord, I need to experience your Grace in and through my life. Thank you that your Grace is a gift bringing the supernatural ability for whatever I face in life. When I am weak, you are strong in me. I receive your Grace right now. In Jesus name Amen