Everyone is Fighting a Battle


So true. For me, for you, for everybody I know who is willing to be honest. Whatever difficulty you find yourself in, it is the one that has the power to hurt the deepest. It is the only thing that might make you pray. Other things you can manage. This, you can’t, and so maybe you’ll cry out to God for deliverance just like the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 12, who prayed multiple times (sound familiar?) for his suffering to be removed. Finally God came through with a reason for not answering earlier. For not answering the way Paul liked.
God said, “My grace is sufficient for you.”

“No it ain’t,” I say back. “The situation is still difficult. Everything is still a mess.”
But I really don’t know what God means.
Yeah, yeah, I know the standard answer. I’ve preached the standard answer, which is pretty awesome.
But when you’ve got the Sumo sitting on you, it’s a little different.
Makes me wonder what is meant by “grace.”
God seems pretty confident about it…that it can do a lot more for Paul than save him from hell…a lot more.

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