I've had the itch to blog all day. I spent nearly the entire day working outside in our backyard, so I had lots of time to think and pray. But, alas after 5 1/2 hours of working, I still hadn't come up with any great blog topics.
So. I decided to keep it simple here!
As I thought through the past few months of my life, I see so many ways that God is changing and refining me.
I have been stretched in alot of different ways that I wasn't expecting, and at times the challenges seem so huge. There are many days I'm exhausted physically and emotionally by the time I crawl into bed.
But without fail, I find that God gives me enough for everyday. His grace is sufficient- for the small frustrations or the weightier trials.
There was a season of life in Jr. High when my very favorite song was "Your Grace is Enough" by Chris Tomlin. I have found myself falling in love again with this song, and finding that it resonates with my heart anew.
"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. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
2 Corinthinas 12:7-9
This is so beautiful to me! God is made perfect in our weakness. Why do we as Christians complain so much of our weakness and trials? It is what God uses to grow us, and they cause us to trust Him more and surrender ourselves to Him.
So everyday, whether it's a hard or an easy one, I have learned that Christ- and Christ alone- is sufficient for me. And I am striving to embrace my flaws, my weakness, and see them as an opportunity for God to make Himself present in my life and strengthen me.