My faith is in need of increase, Lord. Fear snaps its ugly jaws at me. Doubt creates thick mire that undermines my solid foundation of belief. Misgivings taint the clear perspective You have given me regarding divine love. My mistakes are many and my flaws beyond measure, but Your grace is far more than sufficient to transform my iniquity into righteousness. My troubled soul clings to Your eternal embrace, reminding me that I have all I need because You are my Savior. It is true that my love for You is far less than You deserve, but I offer it nonetheless. Thank You for Your tenacious pursuit of everything I am, Lord Jesus. When waves of adversity continually knock me down, the reach of Your mighty hand stands me up again lest my faith drown in the shallow waters of self-pity. The roar of eternal waterfalls echoing from the boundaries of my destiny restore me to hope. Hope that I will be washed clean, redeemed and refined in the midst of the earthly troubles that find me. Tune the ears of my heart to listen for Your voice beckoning me to the deeper meaning, forsaking the frivolous comforts of an easy path and willingly walking the narrow and treacherous way. Jesus, with You as my guide I have nothing to fear. With You as my teacher I can cast all doubt aside because You make known to me the path of life. With You there is love that vanquishes my misgivings through the power of forgiveness flowing from the cross. Thank You, my Lord, my everything! Under the Word of truth gleaned from 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 and the authority of Christ, I pray.
Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10, MSG