2 Corinthians 12:9a, Ephesians 2:8 NIV 2011
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God.
Paul had a thorn in the flesh. 2 Corinthians 12:7b, “Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.” Paul learned to cling to the Lord rather than rely on his own human weakness. God revealed His divine power throughout Paul’s life. Philippians 4:13, “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” God’s grace justifies believers. Romans 3:24, “and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” God’s sufficient gift of grace saves and sustains sinners.
Last night I began to cover our youngest granddaughter in prayer before her surgery in the morning. A text later stated they were on the way home and she was MAD, screaming, “Take these off!!!” I immediately prayed and finally reached out to two amazing prayer partners to join me in prayer. God was present while we prayed for His peace to surround my sweet thumb-sucking granddaughter while her thumbs remained bandaged for ten days. Daily I’m thankful God’s gift of grace is sufficient and sustains this saved sinner.
How do believers affirm God’s grace is sufficient?
Saved sustained sinners,