Jesus is Sufficient

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Sometimes, we as Believers struggle with feeling like we must do something to make ourselves worthy of Christ, of His love and grace. However, this thought process goes against Scripture, because we are essentially doubting the sufficiency of Christ when we think this way. I know that sometimes I struggle with this, feeling that every sin I commit causes God to be disappointed in me. But when these thoughts plague my mind, I must remind myself that Jesus’ death on the cross washed away my sins; His redeems His children and gives them Life, He renews our hearts and minds.  We must remember that He has forgiven and redeemed us, that He alone is sufficient.

In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, he informs the church of Corinth about God’s sufficiency. In the twelfth chapter, Paul tells about the thorn in the flesh and how God’s grace is sufficient. While Paul did not enjoy the pain that the thorn produced, he was able to rejoice in the power of Christ revealed through the situation. In his letter, Paul writes:

“And He has said to me, 
‘My grace is sufficient for you,
for power is perfected in weakness.’ 
Most gladly, therefore, I will rather 
boast about my weaknesses,
so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” (2 Cor. 12:9, NASB)

Jesus is enough. Let me say that again: Jesus is enough! He is our Redeemer, our Savior, the founder and perfecter of our faith! (Hebrews 12:2)

I challenge you to remember Christ’s sufficiency this week. He is enough; He is all we need. In the words of Kari Jobe:

What love is this that You gave Your life for me
and made a way for me to know You.
And I confess, You’re always enough for me;
You’re all I need.

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