Most believers are familiar with the Scripture in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that says, “My grace is sufficient for you.” God spoke this to Apostle Paul when he cried out to the Lord and asked Him to remove the thorn that Satan had put in his side. This Scripture has often been interpreted to mean that we should be humble and sacrificial in our spirit, and just accept the struggles we endure as part of life. But as God’s redeemed, we need to understand the fullness of its meaning and why God said that His grace is enough.
We often relate “grace” only to our salvation, as in God has taken away the punishment that we rightly deserved for our sins. He poured His grace upon us when we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We have been saved by grace! But what does this mean and how is grace alone enough?
When Jesus took our sins away, He became our Savior and we became a new creation in Christ. We are now the children of God and free to receive all of God’s love, protection, blessings and yes, even chastisement. We have been redeemed back to God our Father, which means that we have a personal relationship with Him just as Adam and Eve had in the Garden of Eden.
- For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.—Psalm 84:11
But Jesus also became our Lord when we received our salvation, and that means that He has rulership over our lives. On earth, the one who is lord has all the responsibilities and authority over its citizens, so all issues that would come to the citizens would be taken to the lord and he would take care of them. This is the same relationship we should have with Jesus. He is our Lord and we should take all of our problems to Him.
We’re told many times in the New Testament to ask and we shall receive, that God cares for us, and that He hears our prayers. As His children, we would not ask for anything contrary to what God has set out for us in the Scriptures. But we have the right to come boldly to the throne of grace and ask God for anything that’s according to His will.
God gives us everything we need and IS everything we need. He’s our strength when we’re weak, our healer when we’re sick. He’s our caregiver, our defender, our protector, the supplier of all of our needs, our wisdom, our peace, our joy, and our blessed hope. When we received Jesus as our Lord and Savior, God opened the windows of Heaven to us and promised to take care of all of our needs. His Spirit lives in us, and our fears are turned into joy, our doubts into faith, and our weakness into His strength. He is alive in us.
God’s grace is sufficient for us because through Jesus, we have been redeemed back to God, and He will bless, protect, and prosper those who love His Son and walk uprightly. When Jesus is Lord over our lives, we know that when we received His grace for salvation, we also became the recipients of His unconditional love. His grace is enough because it covers every area of our lives so that we can live a good life and fulfill His high commission, which is to preach the gospel to all the world. We can do this because God’s grace is more than enough—it’s ALL we need.
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