from yuck to yay

The past few days I have felt cranky, irritable, and ready for a fight.  I cannot pinpoint the reason, but I know that I don’t like it.  I have spent time closing my eyes, taking deep breathes, and saying silent prayers to help me settle down.  It isn’t anyone’s fault, nothing bad happened, but it has taken a bit of time to re-adjust my attitude.

As I sat down at my computer I saw a note that read, “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not without effect.” (1 Corinthians15:10).  Whew.  God’s grace left it’s mark on me, I don’t have to be cranky or ready to start a fight.  I just need to breathe in and breathe out and remember God’s grace is sufficient.

Sufficient means enough.  God is enough.  He is enough for my worries, my fears, my anger, my joy, my day-to-day life.  He is enough, especially when I am failing.

Second Corinthians 12:9 says it best, ” 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.”

That truth is enough to cheer about.  Christ is enough.  Yay!




About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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