Monday, January 25, 2010

Sufficient Grace

2 Corinthians 12:9 - And He has said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather boast in my weakness that the power of Christ might tabernacle over me. 

Hymn: God hath not promised skies always blue

God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.


*But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.


God hath not promised we shall not know
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
He hath not told us we shall not bear
Many a burden, many a care.

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God hath not promised smooth roads and wide,
Swift, easy travel, needing no guide;
Never a mountain, rocky and steep,
Never a river, turbid and deep.

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I feel that it is quite a coincident that I post quite a few things about this. Like in my facebook, I said "What are the impediments in our life? Our endless, aggravated, negative thoughts!!!"; but please don't feel sorry or wanna console me (If you wanna shower me love, you're always welcomed though), it is because recently I experience what others experience, get reminded something I have forgotten quite sometime ago, and most importantly, I realize I have been stubborn for quite sometime on things I do not desire anymore. 

My friend told me this "As time advances, your goal is no longer the same, people's expectation on you has also changed, the world is changing everyday; but you still trap yourself in the regret of things you think are glorious, punish yourself by being lugubrious on things you did not manage to get which are no longer important. It simply doesn't worth that." 

I see how people stand up because of the love and grace of the Lord. I see how people run after the Lord despite many tumbles. 

I think I need to confess... 

Matthew 6:33 - But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.  

I am not sure if I will have this deep faith.... O Lord... 



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