Praying to see his grace as sufficient

2 Corinthians 12:9

Here we are, once again preparing for the calendar to roll over to a new year. As I shared recently, this past year was good in many ways, but it was also extremely difficult, an experience I know is not unique.

Every year, even our best years, have a mix of joy and sadness.

Some years, the sadness wins more than joy.

Others, joy comes out on top.

And as we look ahead to the next year, some of us can only pray, “Lord, let this year be a little better than the last.”

I’m tempted to pray that way sometimes. I have prayed that way, in fact. But the more I think about it, the more I realize that might not be the best attitude.

At least, not for me.

So instead, here’s what I’m praying for as we begin the new year: that God would help me to see that his grace is sufficient for me.

Because it is. It always has been. And it always will be.

When I am weak, when I am frail and feeble, when I am at my worst, all I have is grace. When I am strong, when I am confident and resilient, when I am at my best, all I have is grace.

His grace is sufficient for me.

Posted by Aaron Armstrong

Aaron is the author of several books for adults and children, as well as multiple documentaries and Bible studies. His latest book, I'm a Christian—Now What?: A Guide to Your New Life with Christ is available now.