April 27, 2017

His Strength is Enough

My grace is sufficient for you! For my power is made perfect in weakness…

A lot of people quote it, but I’m not sure how many actually understand it. I didn’t, until I actually lived it for myself.

I didn’t truly understand until I’d been diagnosed with a life-altering illness. Until I had absolutely no more spoons. Until I was called to spend more than I had – of energy, strength, life.

We probably all know the back story: the great apostle Paul had been given some sort physical affliction, from which he desperately sought deliverance from God.

Have you ever been there? Maybe it’s not a physical problem; maybe it’s the loss of a loved one, or loss in some other area. Have you ever been to that point of face-down heart-pleading before God to deliver you from some heavy, life-altering trial?

That’s where Paul was…



Head over to Finding Purpose in the Pain to read the rest! I’m guest posting today, and I’ll be a regular contributor each month. I want to share more about my daily struggle with chronic illness through my contributions there, and I pray that you will find them a blessing and encouragement. 

I’d appreciate if you could leave some love in the comments over there!



  1. I so needed this today. I just said to my best friend yesterday….” I can’t do this anymore, I can’t keep my chin up,I can’t have a good attitude, I just can’t do it anymore” And then your post came and once again I realized that I DON’T have to do it at all, but that I can only do it with the strength of Jesus, I only have the right attitude because of Him, it’s all right to cry out with my questions and my frustrations….He understands. Thank you so much.

  2. powerful. I’m headed over to read the rest of your post.
    Although i haven’t had a huge illness to deal with, I understand what it’s like, how you really have to be brought to your knees sometimes to understand the words of Paul.
    Thanks for being boldly for God.
    I’d love to stay connected with another Christian blogger.
    Here’s my blog: http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com
    I’m happy to be subscribed through email to your thoughts.