THE 31st OF JANUARY
GOD’S GRACE IS ENOUGH FOR US TO BE ABLE TO OVERCOME ALL TRIALS
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9
Once we understand how wonderful the grace of the Lord is, how much we have received through grace, in our life here on earth, and especially in heaven for eternity, we can face the trials, persecution and suffering of this life in a better way. Even if we had to suffer for years while living in these bodies, it would not even be considered a moment, compared to eternity. It is worth the fight and the cost to remain on the path of faith, because eternity is determined by what we do while living in this world.
We should not be scared of suffering, for God is ever watchful and when we implore him by prayer and petition, we become witnesses of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues.
How can I ever thank You Lord for the grace You gave me through Jesus Christ? In Your mercy You touched my heart and have made me Your child. Thank You for Your protection, help, comfort and revelation of Your Word given to me through the Holy Spirit, all because of Your unlimited grace! I do not deserve anything good in myself, and yet I have such great value in Your eyes that You have given Your Son to die for me. Please help me understand more and more how much You have done for me so that I will never doubt that You love me unconditionally. I love You so very much, my Lord. Amen.