Originally published Tuesday, 16 July 2013.
Today, I am clinging to this truth for dear life.
God's grace is sufficient for me. And it is sufficient for you.
When my efforts to meet with God are causing more anxiety than joy, more striving than resting, I know I've got myself a problem: the good news of God's grace is not resonating! Have you ever been in that place?
Consider the Israelites, who continually turned to worship idols, forgetting God's covenant and promises. Despite their wayward efforts to fill the God-shaped void in their hearts, Moses tells them, "For the Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them" (Deuteronomy 4:31).
Praise the Lord for that.
When the Lord seems distant, when drawing near to Him takes a fight, we can rest in His promise: His grace is sufficient in our weakness. What freedom there is to realize that Christ has taken hold of us, and He will never let go! Our lives are hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3).
Let us cling to this truth for dear life today, friends. His grace is sufficient!