And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9)


Paul discovered how to get victory over the desires of the flesh. He was confident in the grace that was within him. Grace is not only what it took to get us saved, but grace is also a divine influence upon the heart or spirit of man.

And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Corinthians 12:7–10 

We must learn to appropriate God’s grace. His grace is there for us, to give us strength to endure situations without falling short, as we are going for the high calling. We are called by God to live holy, and according to Scripture, we can do this!


Dear God, thank you that when I am going through something (you might want to name a problem or situation you’re facing right now), that Your grace is sufficient. Your grace gives me the strength to get through this, In the power of Your grace, I will be victorious! In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Bill Winston’s mini-book, The Power of Grace. Order this amazing book today!

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