Thought of the Day March 7, 2019 My grace is sufficient

By 9:50 AM

What is our situation? What is the thorn in our flesh at this present moment in our lives? Is it a physical addiction which has kept us in bondage for many years? Be comforted by Paul’s words to the Corinthians: “We do not lose heart, because our inner being is renewed each day even though our body is being destroyed....Indeed, we know that when the earthly tent in which we dwell is destroyed we have a dwelling provided for us by God, a dwelling in the heavens, not made by hands but to last forever.” (2 Cor: 4:16, 5:1)

 Is it an area of sin which is deeply rooted in our lives, which, on one hand, we would like to be rid of but, on the other, we don’t seem to have the strength to do so? How often like St. Augustine, we have said: “Soon, Lord, but not now.” Paul says to us: “Now is the acceptable time! Now is the day of salvation!” (2 Cor 6:2)

  Is it a situation in our home environment or family life which brings us down, even to the point that we sin because of it?  Paul exhorts: “Because you are God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with heartfelt mercy, with kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another; forgive whatever grievances you have against one another. Forgive as the Lord has forgiven you. Over all these virtues put on love, which binds the rest together and makes them perfect.” (Col 3: 12-14)

Is it an unforgiveness in our heart over something that happened years ago and repressed rather than dealt with?  Jesus reminds us: “If you forgive the faults of others, your heavenly Father will forgive you yours. If you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive you.” (Mt 6: 14-15) 

To all the answer is the same: My grace is sufficient. (To be continued)

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