His grace is sufficient for me!

My grace flowerThere are a lot of different things I am.  I am a woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a teacher, a nurse, a widow, an introvert, a christian, a dancer, a wannabe writer, a crafter, a sewer, and many other things.  I am perfect at none of these things!  I can try very hard to be my best, but even so, I often fail someone.  While juggling all these titles, something is dropped.  Someone is let down.  Someone is neglected.  Something is missed, or forgotten.  I cannot stand to fail, to let someone down, to cause someone to hurt, but I am human and it happens…regularly.

I feel like most days I fall short on every single thing.  I am beginning to feel like a failure.  I have allowed Satan to have a foothold.  He has been taking all my failures and shortcomings and waving them in my face, flying the flag in my front yard, having others point out the issues with me and my not perfect kids.  None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes.  We all fail.  But, by the grace of God we are forgiven.  I unfortunately have taken all of these issues to heart lately.  It has weighed me down, hurt my heart and effected relationships with others. It has made me weak.   No matter how hard I try, I cannot seem to feel deserving of God’s grace.  Lucky for me, I don’t have to be worthy, or deserving!  God grants grace to the unworthy, undeserving and undesirable.  He gave His son, so that we could have grace, mercy and forgiveness, but most importantly, eternal life!  This week I will focus on His grace.  I will work on giving grace to myself and give grace to others.  I find it hard to do this!  I will allow God to fill my heart with His word, His love, and His purpose.  I will not allow Satan to take control of my heart and control my mood, attitude and purpose!

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

His Grace is sufficient for me, His power is perfect in my weakness!

 

 

 

 

 

By Laurel Austin Henson

Laurel spent 8 months caring for her first husband after being diagnosed with cancer in 2010. He passed away at 33, leaving behind a daughter of 7 and 5 year old twin boys. After sowing millions of tears, Laurel sought out God daily and began to plan for a life of being a single mother, but ready to raise their children in faith, hope and love. God gave her more than she could have ever imagined when she brought Matt into her life, along with his 2 children. He was recently divorced and the providence of God had been leading up to this life for more than 20 years! Now Laurel is reaping joy with Matt and their 5 beautiful children. Thanks be to God for all the beauty created from the ashes of death and divorce.

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