More Than Enough

As I acknowledge that my strength isn’t enough, I am moved to a place of resolute courage because I face tomorrow clothed in divine strength.

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So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.  Mat 6:34 AMPC

But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!  2 Cor 12: 9 AMPC

I will not worry or wring my hands, or cry or feel distress when I think of tomorrow.  I will not invite fear into my today because I cannot control my tomorrow.  As You lead Father, and the Holy Spirit guides, I will make plans for the future.  But my hope and security do not lie in my plans.  They rest in You – the One who holds a thousand tomorrows in the palm of His hand.  The One whose good plans never fail.

I will not live recklessly or unwisely as if I have nothing to lose. But I live in the safety of surrender to You, God, knowing I have everything to gain.  When the unexpected inevitably comes tomorrow, I know only one of us is surprised.  Your grace is sufficient, complete and lacking no good thing to fill in the blanks my weakness has left.  Your loving-kindness and mercy are the context in which I operate, the premise upon which my life is made.  You are enough.  When fear asks, “Are you enough?”, I boldly point to the One who is more than enough.

I am the weak and You are the Strong.  I am the needy and You are the Rich.  So I come under your covering as Your power is a tent over me.  I dwell in your strength.  I am weak in human strength but my spirit is strong.  As I acknowledge that my strength isn’t enough, I am moved to a place of resolute courage because I face tomorrow clothed in divine strength.  I stand firmly in today.  Present to now.  I don’t know what is coming but I do know You are with me.  That is enough to settle my stomach on these choppy seas.

Just because I don’t know my future doesn’t mean it is uncharted.  The course of my life is good and I am sure of this because You planned it.  That is enough to set my heart at ease as I peer into the darkness ahead.  As I focus on Your strength and choose to trust You, choose to be guided by You, I operate in Your power.  So my weaknesses fade away, covered by all that You are.  Today I stand suited in Your strength, enabled, empowered and at peace.

In Jesus’ name,  Amen.


Love & Blessings,

Less Trodden


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