BIBLE THOUGHT: “‘MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU, FOR POWER IS PERFECTED IN WEAKNESS'” (2 CORINTHIANS 12:9, NASB)
READ 1 SAMUEL 1:9-20 for a better application of this lesson.
I REMEMBER driving nervously to the hospital on the day our baby girl was born, being so fearful that she would not be healthy. I prayed through my fears, “God I’m so afraid that she will not be healthy, happy, and all that we want her to be! If she isn’t… I can’t sustain that thought!” Then I knew the only hope was to give her to Him, “She is Yours, God.” I prayed that prayer with all the sincerity that Hannah prayed in her prayer to God. I knew that He agreed, “Yes. She is mine.”
Four years later, we learned that our precious little one had Type I diabetes. I held her tiny, trusting finger as they stabbed it for a blood test. Tears welled in both of us. What will this mean for her life? There is no cure. And every blood-lancing day since, she has battled that disease.
But every day since she has also exuded God’s beauty, His goodness. She sees life as God’s art. We could not change a single thing about her including her disease. And she agrees. She often quotes the full passage of our Bible thought as she testifies to God’s grace to her in her weakness. She is thankful even for this weakness and its pointing to God’s power.
Sing “The Battle Belongs to the Lord“
Prayer: Lord of life, help us today to see the glory of Christ shine in our weaknesses. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
– PHIL PHILLIPS, Westlake Village, California
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