Day 8: November 21, 2021
Read: 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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. – 2 Corinthians 12:9
Respond: I choose to thank You for my weakness and my inadequacies. I often fall short of what the world views as ideal. I often feel inferior, helpless, and distressed. But Your grace covers me—it is sufficient. My weaknesses show Your great power. I will boast in You and give You the credit for what You accomplish in and through me. I promise to be content with my weaknesses, with insults, hardships, persecutions and calamities. These are opportunities for me to trust You in greater ways and this brings You much glory. Thank You strong Creator. Your grace is more than enough for me.
Read: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. – Romans 8:28-29
Respond: The gracious hand of You, O God makes all things work together for the good of the Kingdom. You use the circumstances of my life to teach and train me in righteousness and holiness. You have set me apart for Your Kingdom and promised to conform me into the likeness of Your Son, Jesus. To Him be the glory!
Read: As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thoughts of me. – Psalm 40:17
Respond: Though I am poor and needy I praise You, for you have thoughts of me. I am on Your mind. This brings me joy, yet causes me to humbly fall at Your feet in honor of You. I am grateful for my deficiencies, as they teach me of Your goodness and grace, Your mercy and kindness, Your sovereignty and foreknowledge. Thank You that You know what I need to be made holy. I praise You for Your Omniscience and Your Infinite wisdom. Thank You, Lord!
As you go about your day, remind yourself to trust God and rest in His sufficiency in all things. Thank Him for His grace that escorts you through your day no matter what comes your way.
Further Scripture Reading Today: Psalm 34:17-20, Psalm 73:25-26, Philippians 4:19, Hebrews 4:14-16
Prayer Focus: Father, give us an earnest desire for prayer.
Devotions inspired by Ruth Myers, 31 Days of Praise; Meyers, Ruth. 31 Days of Praise. Sister, OR: Multnomah Publishers, Inc. 1997
© Warren Baptist Church, 2020. Dr. David H. McKinley, Pastor-teacher. warrenbaptist.org. Jacqueline C. Heider, Writer. Used with permission.