“But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”2 Corinthians 12:9a
Remember the feeling as a child on a hot 90-degree day in July? You are at the park and the playground equipment is hot to the touch. You know the one with an old school metal slide that gives double the thrill—the slide and the burning sensation. You’ve played and ran to the point where your mouth feels full of cotton. Then it hits you, there was a water fountain at the edge of the park. You trot over to it, lean, push the button, and nothing. Your mouth, all of a sudden, doubles in its need for a drink.
You get home and finally get a large glass of ice water. That first sip is EXACTLY what you needed. 2 Corinthians 12:9 says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” God’s grace is the cold glass of water to a dry cotton mouth. It is exactly what we need.
Paul writes that His grace is sufficient or in other words, enough. Sometimes we are looking for more. We wander around looking for a water fountain to give us what we need only to be found wanting. While it’s not bad to ask God for anything, we can hold onto this promise of scripture that His grace is sufficient. His grace, by itself, is enough.
Ice water to a cottoned mouth is what grace is to our souls. It’s exactly what we need. It is enough. What does this promise of grace mean to you? Where in your life do you need grace?