I am not going to lie
understanding the grace of God only happens through hardship
When I sing at church...
"Your grace is enough"
I want to think I mean it,
but then hardship comes in waves
crashing down relentlessly
Barely enough time to breath
and I cry out for more than grace
I cry out for things I think I need to survive
things I think will keep me from sinking
love from others
I complain about silly things like
falling apart suitcases
And the silence is deafening from My Lord
for He clearly told me
"My grace is enough......."
Oh to rest in this!
I must rest in this
We sing so many songs about God's grace
Its healing power
Its ability to turn a person's story around
But to embrace grace
I must lay down everything else I have chosen to soothe me
I must choose to embrace weakness
For grace can only heal and mend the broken places alone
control, fear, anxiety
they cause me to respond to life poorly
I need grace
I am begging for it
to say I desire to be weak is still hard to embrace
who wants to be weak?
I am weak and weary
and in my worldly weariness
I desire a break
a chance to get my breath
But God says
"My power is made perfect in weakness"
I want to believe
Lord help me be brave enough to live this truth
Your Grace is enough.....
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (VOICE)
To keep me grounded
and stop me from becoming too high and mighty
due to the extraordinary character of these revelations,
I was given a thorn in the flesh—
a nagging nuisance of Satan, a messenger to plague me!
I begged the Lord three times to liberate me from its anguish;
and finally He said to me,
“My grace is enough to cover and sustain you.
My power is made perfect in weakness.”
So ask me about my thorn,
inquire about my weaknesses,
and I will gladly go on and on—
I would rather stake my claim in these
and have the power of the Anointed One at home within me.
I am at peace and even take pleasure
in any weaknesses,
for the sake of the Anointed
because when I am at my weakest,
He makes me strong.