Yesterday I wrote, “I’ve had a touch of Pneumonia this past week. I’m better now.
I’m told not to make declarations like that. Acknowledging an illness. But, the Lord reminded me of Paul’s asking for his thorn in the flesh to be removed.”
Scripture goes on to say in
2 CORINTHIANS 12:9-10
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. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Grace is such an awesome word. I believe it has been wrongly defined as “God’s unmerited favor.” Best I can determine this translation started in the 1600s. If you have a better etymology, I would appreciate you sharing it with me.
The meaning of Grace I use is “God’s enabling power to be all He has called you to be, and God’s enabling power to do all He has called you to do.” Think about that, God’s power to be and to do all He has called you to be and to do.
You will have trials. There will be valleys. You will have sickness. However, amid the storms of life, Psalm 23 reminds us, “I will fear no evil, for You are with me. Your rod and Your staff they comfort me. …You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.”
Old promises to be reminded of for this new day and new week.