Daily Devotional – 5/21/18 “Grace!”

For the last two months I have been experiencing dizziness. The kind that stops you in your tracks however, you wouldn’t know unless I told you because I press through. Not because I have to prove that I am strong but I refuse to be limited by something, even the doctors cannot figure out. This morning though, I almost felt defeated. After looking the doctor in his eyes as he says, “All your test are normal,” I almost felt defeated. As I listened to him explain what it could be, I almost felt defeated. As he scheduled yet another test, I almost felt defeated. Then I remembered Paul and his thorn and I whispered, “God, your grace is sufficient for me.” As I drove, I said a little louder, “God, your grace is sufficient for me.” Please understand me, I do NOT believe this is God’s way of punishing, testing my faith, trying to keep me from being conceited or anything like this. Whatever this is, it is because we live in fleshly bodies that sometimes fail us by way of sickness. Do I claim it? No but the reality is, it may be something the doctor calls Vestibular Migraines. Do I believe God can heal it? I do with my whole heart but while I wait, I repeat “God, your grace is sufficient for me.”

I just need somebody to know today, God’s grace is sufficient for you too. Even while you’re hooked up to another chemo or dialysis machine, while you wait on word of your transplant, while you wait for God to open your womb, while you wait for your pain to reside or your sight to be restored, while you wait on the surgery or the test results; know that God’s grace is sufficient for you because His power is made perfect when we are weak. In other words, God’s strength is put to the test every time we are weak. God’s strength is evaluated every time weakness attacks our body. It’s not that God has doubt in His strength but each time you are weak, He gets to run a diagnostic test in order to prove to YOU His strength is still able. So, we cannot give up because God’s grace is sufficient for us. What is grace? An acquittal when we know we’re guilty, love when we don’t deserve it, protection when we are in our mess, a harvest although we haven’t planted any seeds, forgiveness even though we continually mess up, strength when we try to play strong and healing from a God some of us have yet to become faithful too. Grace is a demonstration of God’s power so that you know it was Him and not man. God’s grace is enough, beloved. Enough for you to keep on and not give up.

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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