I feel like a bad follower of Jesus. I feel like a very inept servant. I feel like a terrible lover. If I was good at any of these things, couldn’t I get beyond myself for just one day and truly celebrate the rising of my Lord? I say He is everything I have ever needed, yet on a day like today I can hardly connect with Him or feel the reality of what reality is. My day swam with pain, and I just couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t get beyond it. Why praying didn’t help or why Scripture didn’t help or why even knowing the truth didn’t help. But then the same thing helped that always helps. A friend helped. God brought encouragement from some of the most unlikely places today. And this evening I had a most wonderful time. His grace is enough. So He says. So why can I not seem to know it?
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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9