“Grace in the driest desert, grace where I’m feeling worn. Grace when I don’t believe it, grace found at every turn.” – Grace Upon Grace by Life.Church Worship
Do you feel as if your relationship with the Lord has been dry? Do you feel as if you are burnt out? Do you feel as if your faith has wavered day by day?
We feel the same way. There’s frequently a pressure heaping on top of the heads of Christians where they feel as if they MUST accomplish everything. We think that we have to have the most abundant relationship with the Lord. We feel as if we must say yes to every little service opportunity to avoid the judgment of others. Or even worse, we feel as if God will judge us. We feel as if our faith must become stronger and stronger every day, even in the hardest of times.
And this is not the truth of the Gospel.
Sure, we should always strive for a fruitful relationship with the Lord. Yes, we should serve God in all that we do. And, of course, our faith in our Father should grow day by day.
But, if we are so focused on these godly things, we may miss God himself. And if we miss God himself, we forget the most important gift He gives us: grace.
2 Corinthians 12:9 tells us, “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.”
Paul wrote this verse in response to the unnamed “thorn” that He experienced throughout his ministry. Three times, he pleaded for God to take it away, yet this was God’s response: “My grace is sufficient for you”.
We can cling to this!!
We are going to fall short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23 guarantees it! But, the Lord offers us so much grace.
“Grace in the driest desert, grace where I’m feeling worn. Grace when I don’t believe it, grace found at every turn.”
We are going to walk through deserts in our faith where we don’t feel or hear anything at all. Yet, God’s grace is still there.
We are going to feel burnt out and worn and weak. Yet, God’s grace tells us we don’t have to do it all perfectly.
We are going to have days of disbelief in God’s character, His promises, and His provision. Yet, there is grace for our wavering faith.
Grace is found at every single turn if we look for it. God’s grace is sufficient – for any mistake, any shortcoming, any thorn, and any struggle.
Let God’s promise wash over you today and know that He is enough for you – so you don’t have to be enough yourself.