God is able to make all grace abound to you. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
In our last visit we considered God’s ability to establish peace in our hearts no matter what we might be facing. As we continue to amplify God’s provisions and promises we will see how we can overcome opposition during times of transition.
Reflect on God’s grace. Paul says in Romans 16:20, “The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.” Grace is God’s unmerited favor. It is God doing for us what we can’t do for ourselves. It is God’s grace that makes His wisdom available to us. It is His grace that crushes Satan under our feet. Now that’s an interesting picture, seeing the God of peace crushing Satan under our feet. He doesn’t need to raise His voice, nor do we, to experience victory over our enemy. Jesus decimated Satan on the cross according to Colossians 2:15.
Jesus also made peace between God and us and between us as fellow believers according to Ephesians 2:14-22. Oh, what wondrous grace is this. And it’s available to us by faith. God is available and stands ready to help us in our time of need. All we need to do is cry out to Him and trust in Him. His grace never fails.
He provides help through fellow believers at times. They provide encouragement to trust. God’s help is always available and adequate. Paul declares this in many places throughout his writings in the New Testament. One reference that captures the availability and adequacy of God’s grace is found in 2 Corinthians 9:8, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
Chew on that promise for awhile!