Something I Wish I’d Written

“It is a better thing to have a trouble, and know how to get grace enough to bear it. And we get grace enough to bear it — when we run into the arms of Grace who bore it all, into Him Who is more than enough.
I run my hand across the page. Gather the manna up into hands, what really is, and all that feeds:
“Our cries to the Lord — are what give us communion with the Lord. It’s the dire distress that drives us into the deep devotion. 
It’s when all fails, His love never fails — and this is why we are a people who can always give thanks.”

I wish I’d written that, but at the same time, I’m thankful someone else did.

It’s a hard lesson and a tough truth. One writer called it a severe mercy that we only truly know the deep love of God in difficult circumstances. We only know the fathomless grace of God in the midst of suffering and pain.

When everything goes right and all is well with the world, the default setting is self-sufficiency. It’s only when our plans crumble that we cry out to God.

I’m not asking God to give you trials but only that He will be with you in the midst of the ones you’re already in. Jesus didn’t say if you have troubles but when. They are inevitable in this world.

I’m asking for God to strengthen you to bear the burden you’re under. I’m asking for the Grace that is always sufficient for you.

May God always be enough for you, no matter what.

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