OVERVIEW: Paul reminds the Corinthians that God’s grace is sufficient in all things, even suffering.
BIG IDEA: Jesus plus nothing equals everything.
KEY VERSE: 2 Corinthians 12:10 (Paul to the Corinthians)
That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
There is so much I have given you. You are aware of some, but there is much more you have not yet discovered. You don’t have to worry about your food today or your clothing or shelter. I will provide it for you. Sometimes my provision will come in unexpected ways, but I will supply what you need. Don’t dismiss those blessings. Thank me for my help and be open to sharing it with others.
But there is more for you as well. I know you crave certain items and sometimes have an appetite for expensive things. There is nothing wrong with desiring a luxury, and there will be times you receive them. But learn to be content without them. Learn to rest in chaos and have peace when your stomach grumbles. Practice thanking me for not getting the job or not making the team. I want you to trust me in those times, knowing I am still with you, and I have something better for you. If you look, you will find all you need in me. I love you and am with you. Walk with confidence and joy.
Set your alarm to go off each hour during the day to remind you to stop and thank God for all he has given you. Pray with thanks and appreciation and choose to wait on purchasing anything other than necessities today. Pray for others to receive all they need today.