'My grace is sufficient for you...' 2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJ
When God has 'graced' you, you can handle just about any situation! Listen to Paul: 'Three times I called upon the Lord...begged that it might depart from me; but he said to me, "My grace (My favour and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for my strength and power...show themselves most effective in [your] weakness"...So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength)' (2 Corinthians 12:8-10 AMP).There's something you should understand: when the grace lifts, it's God's way of getting you to recognise that things are changing, that it's time to consult him on your next move. Pay attention! Why? Because when the grace lifts we tend to become 'ungracious' toward others, and risk tearing down valuable relationships we've spent time building. Don't let that happen. We're not talking about having a bad day in which you're irritable and impatient. We all have those. No, we're talking about reaching the place where your attitudes and actions consistently hurt others, not helping. So what now? Has the grace you've experienced lifted? Has a season or relationship ended? Are you now hurting the situation more than helping? Ask God for fresh direction. Search his Word for wisdom as to your future. When the grace lifts - it's time to say, 'Lord, what do you have in mind for me now?'
Soulfood: Deut 8-10, Matt 5:27-37, Ps 37:16-24, Prov 11:30-31