Strength out of Weakness
"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me" (2 Corinthians 12:9, KJV).
On thousands of occasions, under all kinds of circumstances, I have found God's promise to be true in my own experiences and in the lives of multitudes of others.
Charles Spurgeon rode home one evening after a heavy day's work. Feeling very wearied and depressed, he suddenly recalled the Scripture, "My grace is sufficient for thee."
Immediately he compared himself to a tiny fish in the Thames river, apprehensive lest its drinking so many pints of water in the river each day might drink the Thames dry. Then he could hear Father Thames say, "Drink away, little fish, my stream is sufficient for thee."
Then he pictured a little mouse in Joseph's granaries in Egypt, afraid lest its consumption of the corn it needed might exhaust the supplies and it would starve to death. Then Joseph would come along and sense its fear, saying "Cheer up, little mouse, my granaries are sufficient for thee."
He thought of himself as a mountain climber reaching the lofty summit and dreading lest he might exhaust all the oxygen in the atmosphere. Then he would hear the Creator Himself say, "Breathe away, O man, and fill thy lungs ever. My atmosphere is sufficient for thee."
"Then," Spurgeon told his congregation, "for the first time in my life I experienced what Abraham must have felt when he fell upon his face and laughed."
What kinds of needs do you have today? Are they needs for which our heavenly Father is not sufficient? Can you trust Him? Is there anyone who has proven himself to be more trustworthy?
Bible Reading: II Corinthians 12:1-10
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: In every type of need, burden and problem I face today - whether my own or that of someone else - I will count on the sufficiency of Christ to handle it, and to enable me to live supernaturally.
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