My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
Through our adoption journey God is revealing many areas of weakness in me. I feel like an onion with its many layers. Instead of peeling one layer at a time and revealing a weakness God desires to strengthen, He is slicing me wide open.
Frankly, like slicing an onion, this process is tearfully painful and it stinks. Even so, I know that it is for my benefit. It is essential for my growth. I am being strengthened for the season that is to come.
Lately, I have been waking up in a near panic. Each morning, feeling ill equipped and insufficient for the daily tasks and challenges before me. Let alone for the future God has set before me as an adoptive mom. I feel weak, weary and raw. Fear a constant treat, lurking in the shadows, waiting to rob me of hope, stealing my joy.
The Lord speaks into my fear. Reaching my raw, broken spirit, He gently reminds me,
“My grace is sufficient for you”.
Lord, I lay down my burdens, my fear, my weakness. I lift my eyes up and out of the circumstances of this day, the trails of this season.
In You alone, I find strength for the day. For all that is to come. Your grace is enough for me. You love for me, constant, never ending. In my weakest moments, my shortcomings, my greatest failures, Your mighty power is made perfect. Jesus, have your way in me.
In Your Gracious Name, I pray, Amen.
His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
Lamentations 3:22b-24 NIV
A dear friend shared this song of encouragement with me last week. God speaks in many ways and this is just one example of how He spoke hope and grace into my day. It is called “Begin” by Phil Perry.
May the power of His grace rest on you today.
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