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Sustaining Grace

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It’s been said that two things are inevitable in life—death and taxes. We can add to the list—problems! Problems come in all shapes and sizes. They come in a variety of styles—financial, relational, emotional, etc.

In 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NIV) we find the Apostle Paul describing a particular problem he faced in his life, “…I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.”

What was Paul’s problem? He was being battered, spiritually. He struggled with a spiritual assault that regularly plagued him. He had a major problem. He was hurting. The Lord didn’t immediately take Paul’s problem away, but He did promise him sustaining grace. In 2 Corinthians 12:9 we read, “My grace is sufficient for you…”

The same promise has been given to us also. God’s promise, when facing a problem, is that He will solve it or He will give sustaining grace to help you work and walk through it.

We all need the sustaining grace of God, just as the Apostle Paul did. We need God’s grace to sustain us along times of temptation or spiritual attack; times of sickness, transitions, losses or loneliness; seasons of disappointment and delays; rough relationships, or the failure and frustrations we face in life.

No matter what problem has come your way, trust His sustaining grace!

Pastor Dale