GOD’S GRACE ABOUNDSJan 12, 2024 2024-01-12 7:04
GOD’S GRACE ABOUNDS
GOD’S GRACE ABOUNDS
Read: 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
God may not always remove an unpleasant or uncomfortable situation when you ask Him to. He may respond to your prayer by supplying grace to enable you cope with and function, despite the situation. The apostle Paul had a thorn in his flesh. It must have been quite uncomfortable because he pleaded with God three times to take it away. But God answered, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9). How did Paul respond to this? By murmuring, complaining, or getting angry with God? No. He said “therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong”. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
God, will not allow you to carry a burden that will crush you. The bible says He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able to bear. Before you give up on that marriage, job, or any other challenging situation before you, do you perhaps think you could bear it and continue with God’s plenteous supply of grace? He can cause all grace to abound toward you so that you are sufficient in grace and abound towards every good work.
The answer to your prayer may not manifest in the problem disappearing. God’s grace can see you through that health condition, difficult spouse, impossible boss, overbearing mother-in-law or whatever you are dealing with. Receive strength this day to continue. For when you are weak, then you are strong.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at email@example.com
I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.