2 Corinthians 12:8-9 (NIV), James 4:6-7 (NIV)
.Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he
said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made
perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about
my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. *But he gives us
more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives
grace to the humble." Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil,
and he will flee from you.
of God, no matter what you may be going through, I want you to know that
the grace of God is sufficient for you and that it will see you through.
You will come out victoriously on the other side and you will praise God
for His grace that saw you through. By the grace of God, both the
strength and wisdom that you need will be abundantly provided to you.
You will know what to do and will have the strength to do it. Keep
looking unto Jesus.
The Holy Spirit is your Comforter and your Helper. With Him, you will
feel as if Jesus is physically present with you because He actually is.
By His grace, God has already made a portion of His wisdom concerning
how you can triumph over your challenges available to you in His word.
The Holy Spirit will guide you into that wisdom.
Even as a righteous man or woman, you will face many afflictions, but
God will deliver you from them all, Psa.34:19. Remain humble and remain
full of faith. Keep your eyes on God’s love and keep your eyes on the
joy that is set before you. That situation has already worked out
together for your good. It has worked out an eternal weight of glory for
you, 2Cor.4:17. Maintain a good conscience. Resist the temptation to
slip back into guilt. Remain conscious of your righteousness in Christ.
Pray in faith. James 5:13a says, is any among you afflicted? Let him
pray. James 5:16b reminds us that the effective fervent prayer of the
righteous man avails much.
PRAYER FOCUS: I thank You, Heavenly Father, for Your abundant wisdom
and grace that is available for me to triumph over my challenges today.