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Sufficient Grace

Read 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

Each time he said, "No. But I am with you, that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people." Now I am glad to boast about how weak I am; I am glad to be a living demonstration of Christ's power, instead of showing off my own power and abilities. 2 Corinthians 12; 9 (TLB)

For I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.

Philippians 4:13 (TLB)

Since 2004 K.D. Mecwan, from Gujara, India, has suffered from chronic pain due to an injury to his left leg. He has visited many doctors and tried various treatments and medications, but nothing has helped. He has difficulty walking due to his injury, and he often feels depressed and dejected, He wonders, Why am I suffering?

His wife, Sushma, has prayed earnestly for his healing for several years. His family members and many other people are also praying for him. And he has prayed too, but with no change to his physical condition. However, as Paul writes, "[The Lord's] grace is sufficient."

K.D. faces many hardships due to his leg, but he can still get to work and do most of his routine tasks. Sometimes he is even able to forget his injury. He knows these graces come from God's goodness, and his mercies are new every morning (see Lam. 3:23).

maladies can make us weak physically, but faith can make us strong. When we depend on the Lord, we find new strength. Thank God for the grace and strength we find in Christ.

Prayer: Merciful God, thank you for your strength and mercy which never fail us, in Jesus' holy name. Amen.

Personal prayer: Heavenly Father thank you for your guidance and mercy. Grant me wisdom to know Your Words and deliver Your message this Sunday at The First UMC of Gulfport. May all honor and glory be Yours, in Jesus' name. Amen

Your servant, Judith

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