Grace in the common place

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” — 2 Corinthians 12:9

I’ve been learning, recently, through the book our women’s Bible study is reading, “Lies Women Believe,” that God’s grace is sufficient for me. Since becoming a Christian, I think I’ve known this about the big things of life, but I’m learning that it applies to the everyday, common things as well. In the book, the author describes several circumstances and then writes after those descriptions, “His grace is sufficient for me.” Here are some of mine:

When dinner was supposed to be ready 10 minutes ago and I haven’t started it yet, His grace is sufficient for me.

When the toddler is screaming, “Mommy, mommy, mommy” from the top of her lungs and I’m sitting right next to her, His grace is sufficient for me.

When the baby is crying and won’t go to sleep while the toddler just filled her diaper with poop, His grace is sufficient for me.

When the house is a disaster and I’ve spent my last bit of energy, His grace is sufficient for me.

When I just want to scream because the stress level’s high, His grace is sufficient for me.

When I’m tired and hungry and trying to get dinner on the table and the water boils over and the baby needs attention and the toddler is patting my butt saying, “Mommy, mommy, mommy” and I’m ready to throw in the towel, His grace is sufficient for me.

I’m sure there’re are many more, but those are what rise to the top tonight. Feel free to add your own.

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