“My grace is sufficient for thee; for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” -2 Corinthians 12:9
Our weakness should be prized as making room for divine strength. We might never have known the power of grace if we had not felt the weakness of nature. Blessed be the Lord for the thorn in the flesh, and the messenger of Satan, when they drive us to the strength of God.
This is a precious word from our Lord’s own lip. It has made the writer laugh for joy. God’s grace enough for me! I should think it is. Is not the sky enough for the bird and the ocean enough for the fish? The All-Sufficient is sufficient for my largest want. He who is sufficient for earth and heaven is certainly able to meet the case of one poor worm like me.
Let us, then, fall back upon our God and His grace. If He does not remove our grief, He will enable us to bear it. His strength shall be poured into us till the worm shall thresh the mountains, and a nothing shall be victor over all the high and mighty ones. It is better for us to have God’s strength than our own; for if we were a thousand times as strong as we are, it would amount to nothing in the face of the enemy; and if we could be weaker than we are, which is scarcely possible, yet we could do all things through Christ.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” -Isaiah 41:13
It is not the strength of your faith that saves you, but the strength of Him upon whom you rely. -Charles H. Spurgeon
“When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward You. Nevertheless, I am continually with You; You hold my right hand.” -Psalm 73:21-23
Your hope is not ultimately based on your strength to hold on but on Christ’s strength holding you forever in the palm of His hand. Even when you feel like letting go, if you genuinely trust Him, He will never let you go. -Burk Parsons via Twitter
“Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.” -Psalm 73:23
Your hope is not ultimately based on your strength to hold on but on Christ’s strength holding you forever in the palm of his hand. Even when you feel like letting go, if you genuinely trust him, he will never let you go. -Burk Parsons
“I will strengthen thee.” -Isaiah 41:10
When called to serve or to suffer, we take stock of our strength, and we find it to be less than we thought and less than we need. But let not our heart sink within us while we have such a word as this to fall back upon, for it guarantees us all that we can possibly need. God has strength omnipotent; that strength He can communicate to us; and His promise is that He will do so. He will be the food of our souls and the health of our hearts; and thus He will give us strength. There is no telling how much power God can put into a man. When divine strength comes, human weakness is no more a hindrance.
Do we not remember seasons of labor and trial in which we received such special strength that we wondered at ourselves? In the midst of danger we were calm, under bereavement we were resigned, in slander we were self-contained, and in sickness we were patient. The fact is that God gives unexpected strength when unusual trials come upon us, We rise out of our feeble selves. Cowards play the man, foolish ones have wisdom given them, and the silent receive in the self-same hour what they shall speak, My own weakness makes me shrink, but God’s promise makes me brave. Lord, strengthen me “according to thy word.”
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
“With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.” -2 Chronicles 32:8
When we realize our weakness, that’s when we rely on His strength.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon
“Faith Tested” from 2 Chronicles 32)
“And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of the Lord with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people. And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.” -2 Chronicles 17:9-10
Your life is being wasted if you are not sharing the Word of God with others.
-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon from 2 Chronicles 17 “Is Your Walk Important?“)
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“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.” -Ephesians 6:10
How can we endure? Be strong in the Lord and in the power of HIS might. Remind yourself that you are in Christ Jesus and there is not a situation in your life where His grace will not be there to help you.
–excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon: The Gospel Continuing