Saturday, October 13, 2012

Day 13 :: Always Enough

My body was weak from delivery, my heart weak from sorrow.  The thought of leaving the hospital terrified me.  I didn't know how to care for a child with Down Syndrome.  I didn't even know what Down Syndrome was, aside from the little they had told me in the hospital.

I can't do it.  I'm too weak, too ignorant, too fragile, too tired, too scared.

And it was true.

But, there was something in me that wasn't weak.

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' " 
2 Corinthians 12:9

There were days I didn't think I could go another minute, and in my own strength I couldn't have.  But, as I trusted in the Lord, He imparted His power, overcoming my weakness with His strength.

His grace is always sufficient.  

He doesn't give it before we need, or after.  

He gives no more, no less, but always enough.

I'm just another jar, remember?

But, my jar holds the power and grace of Christ.  So I walk through fear, weakness, uncertainty, failure, sorrow, rejection, fill in the power.

"For when I am weak, then I am strong."
2 Corinthians 12:10

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1 comment:

  1. Lauren you write so beautifully. I am thoroughly enjoying reading this series as you share your heart.


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