TDR: 26 June (2 Corinthians 12:9)

‘My grace is sufficient for you’ (2 Corinthians 12:9)

You need to look to no one else for help, relief or comfort. Jesus assures you that His grace is sufficient. You are welcome to it. You are exhorted to have it. So be strong in the grace which is in Christ Jesus.

It is sufficient grace which is in Christ Jesus. It is sufficient to support you under every privation, to help you over every difficulty, to strengthen you for every duty, to defeat every lust, and fill you with all joy and peace in believing. His grace is almighty – it is free – it is durable – it brings salvation.

Don’t look at the difficulties – dangers – or your own weakness; instead look to the free, powerful, promised grace of the Lord Jesus. Go to His throne of grace this morning, intentionally to receive grace for today; go every day; and whenever you feel weak, timid, or cast down.

His grace was found sufficient for Paul, for the martyrs and saints, in the deepest trials; and it shall be found sufficient for you. He says: “I am the Lord your God, open your mouths wide, and I will fill it [Psalm 81:10]. Come boldly to the throne of grace that you may obtain mercy and find grace to help you in your time of need [Hebrews 4:16]. Everyone who asks, receives” [Matthew 7:8]. Dear Jesus, please make good Your word in me!

Thy strength in weakness is displayed;
My soul this truth can relish now.
A worm upon Thy power is stay’d,
The weaker he, the stronger Thou:
My hope, my joy, is this alone –
My strength is Christ, THE MIGHTY ONE.

THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)

Journal Jottings

‘APRIL. I have of late enjoyed much in preaching the word, but I cannot engage in this delightful work so often as I wish, on account of the affection of my throat. This is a cross, a very painful cross; but I believe it to be the Lord’s cross, and desire to bear it, after Jesus. Nothing touches me in so tender a place, as that which would hinder me from preaching the Lord’s word. I do love to speak of Jesus, to lift him up, to extol him, and to endear him to his people.’