Strength when we feel we can't go on


2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.


           Many Christians are afraid to admit their honest feelings when going through something difficult in their life. God’s grace is made for the hard spots of life and is sufficient in our weaknesses. When we feel like saying “I can’t go on, I can’t do this anymore, or I don’t think I’m going to make it,” that is a weak moment. We don’t need to be afraid of it or live in denial about it but realize God’s grace is enough of what we need to do what is required, it is sufficient. We simply need to be honest, humble ourselves, and realize there is grace to help us in our time of need Hebrews 4:16.  God will give us more grace as we humble ourselves and admit our need (James 4:6). We don’t have to fake it till we make it because God already made grace to help available to us.


There is a fine line between saying “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)” and realizing at the same time “Without Him I can do nothing (John 5:19).” Not only does faith receive grace but humility draws grace to our need and part of humility is the acceptance of our place of dependency upon God. Second Corinthians 3:4, 5 says, “And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.” Sufficiency means there is enough of what’s needed to do what is required. It’s OK to feel we can’t but we don’t stay there; we humble ourselves, go to God in faith, and find the grace to help that we need.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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