There are some children cartoons where you see one cartoon character banging on the head of another. The poor character tries to get up but each time he pushes his head, bang there goes the hammer banging on his head. Sometimes, life can be just like that cartoon character who continually tried to get away, but couldn’t.
So what do you do when you feel like the cartoon character? You try and try but you just can’t get it done. You try but your own strength is not enough. In those times, I think of Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that says, “Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”
I can identify with the words each time. There are some things in my life that seem like mountains and each time I try to get over the mountain I feel like the cartoon character who got hit in the head. But I thank God that each time I feel that way, I can go to the word of God and find help. Jesus told Paul, “My grace all you need,” And that grace is enough for me.
If you find yourself in a situation that just overwhelms you, these words apply to you also. God’s grace is sufficient. Paul came to understand that when he couldn’t do anything about the hammer in the head, that the grace of God gave him the power to endure. So when he stands strong in his crisis, his strength comes from the grace of God working in him.
God is faithful and He will do the same for you. Don’t be afraid of the darts of the enemy, the grace of God that was available to Paul, is available to you. His grace is sufficient for you.