As I think about the nine years I’ve spent walking with Jesus, I have experienced a lifetime of events that have left me radically changed by His grace. From the loss of a job that eventually led to the foreclosure on my first home, the repossession of a car, and total bankruptcy, Jesus was there. When I didn’t have enough money to buy Christmas presents for my kids, Jesus was there. Through the car wreck that stole my late wife and four year old daughter, Jesus was there. As I lay fighting for my life and lay helplessly unable to be there for my son as we both struggled to live after the same wreck, Jesus was there.

In my brief time here on earth I’ve come to understand the only certain thing, the only unchanging thing is God and His faithful promises. His love and mercy have sustained me through life’s toughest moments. In the pain and prosperity Jesus has been faithful and has showered me with grace and mercy when I needed Him most. 

One of my life’s defining moments was when in my deepest, darkest moment Jesus posed a simple question: “is My grace not enough?” From that moment in 2011 God has shattered the walls I built up around my pride, sin, and arrogance. I discovered the desperate need that I have (that you have too) for the God of the universe who created and loves us. 

The power verse for my life is 2 Corinthians 12:9: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. It is here in my deepest weakness that I find the unending strength of Jesus. Sometimes I just can’t… but my God always can. From the deepest hurts of life to the greatest moments of blessing, God is faithful and will never leave us or forsake us.

Today I want to encourage every follower of Jesus with this reminder: nothing in all creation can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:38-39). If you find yourself wounded, weary, and exhausted from the constant daily struggles of life, you are not alone. When you are weary and burdened, trust in the Lord. He will sustain you and give you strength you need to fight on (Isaiah 40:30-31). 

I want to leave you today with the lyrics from He Giveth More Grace as a reminder of the unending grace and love of our good God. Don’t give up, God isn’t through with you yet!

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase
To added affliction He addeth His mercy
To multiplied trials His multiplied peace

His love has no limit, His grace has no measure
His pow’r has no boundary known unto men
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again

When we have exhausted our store of endurance
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father’s full giving is only begun

His love has no limit, His grace has no measure
His pow’r has no boundary known unto men
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again

His love has no limit, His grace has no measure
His pow’r has no boundary known unto men
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again

For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again

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