Sufficient Grace

“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: 2 Corinthians 10-13

I can remember a difficult time in my life when a friend of mine prayed these words over me, “we rejoice in knowing that [God’s] grace is more than sufficient for us.” There was something about those words that struck a chord with me. I have remembered that prayer for a long time.

What does sufficient mean? It’s not a word that we use regularly in our everyday language. Merriam-Webster defines sufficient as “enough to meet theneeds of a situation or a proposed end.” Another way to define sufficient is adequate. But it just doesn’t seem to sound as good if we say that God’s grace is “adequate” for us.

Perhaps it would be better if we defined sufficient as “all you will need.” God’s grace is all you will need. God’s grace is enough to meet the needs of your situation. God’s grace will strengthen you, for power is made perfect in weakness. When we are at our weakest, God’s grace is strongest. It is asufficient grace.

I pray that you know the power of this grace each day of your life. I pray that you will grow stronger in your faith through God’s grace, and that you will always rejoice in knowing that God’s grace is more than sufficient for all of us.

I look forward to being with you in worship this weekend beginning Sunday at 8:45 AM online and on campus at 9:30 and 11:00 AM!

Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Matt

P.S. This Sunday, we will have a Celebration of Giving in all of our services. We want to invite you to join in this celebration by sharing your 2021 Estimate of Giving with us. Last week, you should have received an Estimate of Giving card in the mail. You can return that card to the church this Sunday and place it in the baskets that will be on the altar at each of our services. You can also submit your estimate of giving online this year. Please spend some time in prayerful consideration of how you will support the ministries and mission of our church in the coming year through your financial giving.