You’re stronger than you realize

In this post based on the new book, Grace under Pressure, we’re considering one more type of God’s grace. Today: sustaining grace.

In looking back on certain trying times in life, I’ve wondered: How did I push through? How did I endure?

I believe the credit belongs to God. He pulled me through. Likewise, you may be able to think of times in life when God pulled you through.

One of the most meaningful Bible verses to me is 2 Corinthians 12:9: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

The sufficient grace is God’s sustaining grace. He sustains us. He holds us together.

One time I told a mentor about how God pulled me through a hard time, in spite of my weakness, and my friend corrected me. He said, “You’re stronger than you think you are.” I was puzzled by his comment. So he explained.

He said God deposited His strength in me. The strength originated with God, but it was now mine. God gave it to me.

What an empowering thought! I’m not weak. On my own I would be, but I’m not alone, and neither are you. God gives you strength, and that power is yours though faith in Jesus!

We rely not on our own strength, which so often proves to be weakness. We instead count on God’s power at work within us to sustain us through every adversity.

For reflection: Recall a time when God gave you strength to persevere through adversity.

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