A while back, someone quoted a Bible verse from The Passion Translation on Instagram. Now, I study my Bible in the NKJV. Sometimes I might read the Bible in NLT, as I love that translation as well. The New Living Translation can also be easier to understand at times.
A few days ago, I looked up my favorite Bible verse in the Passion Translation, for some reason. And I fell in love with this verse once again — just as I was falling in love with God once again as well.
“But He answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and My power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 TPT)
Maybe it is because of the way I am built, that God’s grace never stops amazing me. But oh, this grace is just so beautiful.
When I am weak, He remains strong. Not only does He remain strong always and at all times. But His power finds its full expression in and through my weakness. Now, I still don’t quite understand that God would want to work in this messy heart of mine. But He does. And not only mine, but He wants to work in your heart as well.
But for me, the beauty isn’t only in that He wants to work in and through me. Although that already in itself is such a radical and beautiful grace. But did you catch the part, where God said that His power finds its full expression in our weaknesses? Just think about that. We are allowed to be weak; we are encouraged to be weak. Because that is the holy ground where God’s power is expressed.
Not only that, but His grace is always more than enough for us. It isn’t just barely enough; it is always more than enough. And He specifies this for us who suffer from heart amnesia more often than not. His grace is always more than enough for you. And His grace is always more than enough for me, too.
So, friend? Let us look up to Him today. Let’s look to Him and ask Him to show us Himself in this moment. Ask Him to show His grace, here and now. Because we can be sure that there is enough grace for this moment. Whatever you are facing today. Whatever your day hands over to you today. His grace is sufficient to carry you through, in this moment and every moment following this one.
“Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.'” (Isaiah 58:9)