Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 3 Number 34 “God’s Grace is Enough!”
September 9, 2020
Karen never sought to be a public speaker! In fact, this will make you smile. In Bible college she dropped a class. Want to know what the class was? It was Public Speaking taught by Dr. Woodrow Kroll. She was terrified as she explained to him that she just simply couldn’t speak in public. She emphatically shared that “I will never be a public speaker. Michael will do that and I will gladly serve as a pastor’s wife.”
Slowly but surely the Lord brought into her life experiences that uniquely prepared her to share publicly in seminars, retreats, and special ladies’ programs. She never once sought an engagement. But in time, they started coming. Her speaking opportunities became more frequent. The time came eventually when, to be honest, she was really in demand as a ladies’ speaker.
God’s grace was often the central theme of her retreat notes. I’m not sure where she was speaking for this set of notes. But it was a great reminder that the Lord is God and He can be trusted in the happy times as well as the hard times. She concluded her seminar with this wonderful, wonderful verse.
“My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (Paul responded by saying, “Most gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Karen wrote: “As you claim God’s promises by faith, He will grant you:
His triumph in the midst of testing;
His joy in the midst of sorrow;
His peace in the midst of trouble.”
She quoted this from The God of All Comfort (American Tract Society).
Michael’s observation: I have the advantage in that I have the full set of her notes for that seminar. She focused on trusting the Lord in the minor disappointments all the way through major difficulties. His grace is sufficient. That idea of sufficiency is “enough.” His grace is enough to help us, hold us, guide us, comfort us, and keep us. Whatever you are facing today, keep looking to the Lord and discover that His grace is sufficient.