Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | March 27, 2018

“My grace is sufficient for you”

Today’s devotion comes from Matthew chapter 1.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+1&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows:  when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.  And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly.  But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife;  for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.  She will bear a Son;  and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”  Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:  “BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.”  And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son;  and he called His name Jesus.”  Matthew 1:18-24.

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When difficult things, even supernatural things, happen to us beyond our ordinary understanding and ability to deal with them, such as Joseph being confronted with Mary’s pregnancy, God gives us grace to deal with them as God did for Joseph to assure and comfort him and to guide him.

God may not send us an angel, often the means of grace is very small and common and almost imperceptible such as a word of encouragement from a fellow saint, but God will give us what we need as He sees best to deal with such difficult, even supernatural things.

“And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.”  Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.  Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake;  for when I am weak, then I am strong.”  2 Corinthians 12:9-10.


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