A little cyclone, the questions in my mind seem to pick up speed with time. The concerns of yesterday only grow as time passes and I struggle to reign in my thoughts. Even as I fight them, the dreams for my children won’t stay in the corner made for dreams. They wiggle and worm until they cross over into worry.
Where should they go to school?
What should they study?
Will they be independent?
What do they need from me now?
Am I being helpful?
Am I getting in the way?
And the mom I want to be wrestles with the other me – the woman who wants to put her fingerprints on every decision, all the while knowing just because I’m involved doesn’t guarantee everything will turn out right.
The wrestle makes me weak.
In this fight that no one but me sees, my energy is drained. I know it doesn’t have to be. God has just the gift I need; the gift of His grace.
And so He meets me, reminding 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 (NIV)
In my weakness, He best displays His strength.
His grace is sufficient. In the Greek “sufficient” means “to be strong enough”. Strong enough to empower me to step back from worry and embrace my dreams. There I find my place of rest; strong enough.
Like me, do your thoughts work you down until you are left in heap of worry. Today, He is strong enough for you too!
Where do you need to find Him to be sufficient for you today?