Daily Devotions: August 14, 2014

Today’s Bible reading is 2 Corinthians chapter 12

(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)

“My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Men and women who walk with God are no strangers to suffering and spiritual warfare. Paul was one of God’s choice servants, but he experienced a thorn in his flesh. He sought the Lord three times to be delivered from the thorn. God gives grace in suffering. For this reason Paul took pleasure in his weaknesses and hardships. God’s power is demonstrated in weakness. The more there is of God in our life, and the less there is of us, the more God’s power will be on display. God doesn’t always take away our painful thorns. Sometimes He is perfecting His power in us in ways that only difficulties can produce. God’s grace is sufficient for every storm!

Prayer: “Heavenly Father, we bring our troubles to You knowing that Your grace is sufficient. Use us for Your glory. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Randy J. McPheron