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MAKING ROOM FOR GODS GRACE

Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the
grace that is in Christ Jesus
       2Ti 2:1


One of the greatest comforts we have as believers is that we serve a God who knows our limitations. He knows exactly what we can bear when it comes to undergoing trials.

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it 1Corinthians 10:13

The problem is that we think we know more than God and try everything in our power to convince God that we’ve have reached our limit. Paul besought the LORD on many occasions that his “thorn in the flesh” might depart from him. And what do you suppose was God’s response to him?

We read in 2Co 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness

Similarly, God’s answer to all our trials is grace. Grace so sufficient that it causes us to rise to the occasion and declare as did Paul; “Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me 2Cor. 11:30. Yes, God will not give us anything that His GRACE cannot both maintain and support us.

Although it is true God knows our limitations it seems at times He is willing to measure it to the last degree. Yet there will never come a trial into our life that is greater than the grace God wants to pour into our hearts. This grace that He so lavishly provides is said to be grace that is great, grace that suffices.

God is looking for people who understand this principle and are willing to commit the living out of their lives to this truth. After all, our trials do not come to us for our own benefit but the salvation and consolation of others.

2Co 1:6 states, “And whether we be afflicted it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer or whether we be comforted it is for your consolation and salvation.”

Once again this kind of thinking calls for a great deal of grace. And it is this very grace, “that divine influence upon the heart of man”, that God will provide, provided that we EMPTY SELF to make room for it. There comes a time in our life when we must cease our contending with God concerning our trials and begin cooperating with Him, in order that He may be glorified through our lives.

Realize that it is God who will help us to accomplish this. We are not sufficient in and of ourselves to bring this about. To attempt this in the flesh is to invite disaster. I like what 1 Samuel 7:12 says; “Samuel then took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer —“the stone of help”—for he said, “Up to this point the Lord has helped us!” NLB

Let me remind you in closing today that your only hope for survival is to be hopelessly dependent on God and the grace He will abundantly provide to you. Wait upon Him this very moment in QUIET expectation. He will not let you down.

It is good that a man should both hope
and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD

Lam 3:26

May God grant you His peace 
If I can be of any assistance
please don't hesitate to drop me a line.
Dan

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Now I commend You Brethern To The Word Of His Grace That Is Able To Build You up And Give You An Inheritance Among The Saints Ac20:32