Lord, Your Grace is Sufficient for me

      Our days have been long and trying…way too many decisions, way too many tears, and way too many directions to be pulled in.  These last couple of days, HE has truly been my comforter, and my strength.  HE has reminded me so beautifully that HIS grace is sufficient for me.  And not only for me, but for those who have been on my heart.  See, I can’t fix anyone, and I can’t cause some one to want HIM, I can’t stop children from growing up, I can’t protect or keep anyone totally safe…and I am not in control of anything.  Surrender, I do…surrender.  Hands up first in frustration, and then in pleading to the only One who knows and can truly do anything.

        The King is so very sweet and quick to respond when we just surrender it to HIM, and just cry and let it all out to HIM.  My weakness…that is what it is, and that is when HIS power is made perfect in me.  This morning I went through a ton of verses looking for a “word” from HIM that I just felt I desperately needed..and HE gave me Truth that at first was just so familiar I over looked it, then HE spoke it to my heart…and then HE spoke it to my heart again….so I went to look at it.  II Corinthians 12:9  “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (NIV) I remember how HE taught about HIS grace and the joy that overcame me when I grasped it, and realized we are swimming in it!  Oh how very awesome this is to me.  YES HIS grace is sufficient for me.  As for the others that I can’t fix or the children that are growing…HIS grace is sufficient for them too.  HE goes before them as well as me, and HE hems them in, and HE knew them before they knit in their mothers wombs..HE knows what is best, and someday I will see things as HE does and I will understand.  But for this moment-HIS grace is sufficient for me.

       My King, my secret keeper, my healer, my comforter…You alone are the Way the Truth and the Life, your grace is sufficient, and instead of fighting what is happening, I choose to surrender it to you, and go swimming in you grace.  You are capable of all that I am not, and You love us, You are good.  As the night moves in, I will just stay here in your very strong very loving arms.  There is none like you.  Thank you for pulling your children together in prayer, and for being the same yesterday today and tomorrow..forever.  Thank you for bringing me back to the faith of a child…I need my Abba and it is all part of the plan.  Your princess who just surrenders to whatever Your plan is…I love you.



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15 responses to “Lord, Your Grace is Sufficient for me

  1. tam

    Sister – Ya know what I love about you? You have always, always demonstrated and lived out a willingness and obedience to learn in the Lord. Then you turn it into a lesson for the rest of US! It is simply amazing and beautiful to me.

    I walk alongside you today weak – but reaching out hard for the Lord! He will ALWAYS be faithful to be our strength – Praise Him is all I can say right now!

  2. Thanks Tam, its not all that bad to be weak right now…I really like the strength that I am sensing around me, and I love when He teaches, I just wish I were listening alot faster. Love ya sista!

    And wish I knew how to change the font…dont know how I did it but for tonight it just has to be small..works on the eyes what do you think? 😉

  3. Hello my Princess sister–

    That’s the Word I received too! His grace is sufficient! I know I get frustrated when I cant change others, so I changed my prayer. Okay, Lord–change me! Work in me. Lord, what do You want me to learn?

    I’m joining you in swimming in His grace!

    I’m praying for you!

    Love ya sister!

    Blessings in Christ–

  4. Ditto what Tam said! I love you, Princess Darla!

  5. Laurie Lloyd

    I have said it before and I will say it again Darla, I love your heart!!! And if I love it, how much more does Our Father love it when you surrender it to Him.
    His grace is better than chocolate and so much richer. I really do understand the struggle as I have been there, but looking back in the rear-view mirror, He made it sweeter than before, His gift in exchange for my surrender. I am so glad I listened to Him on this one. Love you sister with all my heart and I pray this week is one of peace and joy for your surrender.
    Praying for you always.

    Love, Laurie in Ca.

  6. Darla,

    Hang on!! He has hold of the light at the end of the tunnel and He holds it steady for us–even when the fog shrouds it and we think we can’t see it.

    How did everything go this weekend? Thought about you.

    Check out the questions on The Point this week. It is fun seeing what everyone is studying and learning.

    Love ya,


  7. Darla,

    Oh how I needed this right now. You just have no idea! Maybe one day we can sit down and just talk it out!!!

    Love you princess!

  8. Laurie Lloyd

    I sure hope you had a good weekend even with all of the emotional feelings that sometimes seem to cloud the grace that is shining. You know you have my support in all that is going on right now and I love you. “Swimming in grace”. I love that idea. Does it matter that I never really learned how to swim? I am serious. Maybe I could bask in it.:) I honestly know that this season you are in will bring you through to many blessings ahead. I have been here and it does pass. Seems like just about the time we finally get parenting down to a science, they grow up and move on. But they will always need their mom, just in a new and more meaningful way. You’ll see.:)

    Love you and praying daily for you,
    Laurie in Ca.

  9. Tam-Love you too! so very much!

    All- thank you for the encouragement, God is always good, and HE is faithful. I am holding on to the truths and HE is teaching me so very needed lessons. Love you

  10. Sorry D – I tagged you to – Deb and I double teamed Ya! 😉 Under the circumstances G will understandi if you can only deal with one of our tags – if you feel sufficiently strong you can ask Him for the strength to take us BOTH on 😉

    I prayed for your healing and strength to endure this current trial last night, through His Son.

    listen closely and intently D – the ‘call to arms’ may come loud and clear and He may need your able assistance – be ready to Hear Him should the Trumpet sound!

    Love is His Greatest Weapon – the double edged-sword let it fill you up to overflowing and let it shine from deep within you out to all for His greater Glory!

    I believe in ya sis! 🙂

    Hurry up and ‘get well’ – let all that water from Above and down below Well Up and swim in it . Send it out to all around you.

    Let it wash you Clean and Make you Pure.



  11. Thank you for this…..I’m leaving for a couple days again…I’ll say howdy when I get back…I will be praying for your situation, and that God will speak volumes to and through you…

    Love you sis

  12. onedirection

    Darla, didn’t realize GG tagged you, so you have been tagged by me to! Looks like you are loved!

  13. Ummm D?? PLEASE forgive me Sweet One.. i tried leaving you a message here yesterday and i was told it had been sent ( twice) but it is not here? 🙂

    Maybe someone can help you find it but if not i was amongst other things saying….


    Oopsies! 🙂

    I believe i got you first!

    But Deb may have beat me to it – not sure.

    BOY, do a lot of people love YOU huh? 😉


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